Field, David

Poppy on a wooden cross

Age: 28
Date of birth: c1890

Parents: David and Kate Field
Wife: Mary Elizabeth Field
Address: 6 Chapel Row

Occupation: Labourer

David’s parents were David and Kate Field

The 1901 and 1911 census’ show that David was the eldest of nine children.  His brothers and sisters were Catherine (19), Thomas (18), Malvina (15), Phyllis (14), Mildred (11), Joseph (9) Gam (5) and Allen (1).  These were their ages in 1911 although a sister, Topsy, who was one year old in 1901 does not appear on the 1911 census.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Company Sergeant Major, 267126
Regiment/Service: 1st/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 143rd Brigade, 48th Division
Date of death: Thursday, August 08, 1918
Cause of death/Battle: Died of shrapnel wounds
Commemorated/Buried: Barenthal Military Cemetery, Italy
Awards: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Nicholas Church

This notice of David’s promotion was published in the Warwick Advertiser of 3rd July 1915:

Warwick Advertiser 31st August 1918

” …probably the best known and best liked man in the battalion”

Details of David’s Military Medal can be found in the London Gazette 14th Jan 1918

Contributors

  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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