Davies Edmund Frank Lt Col 12254
Name Davies Edmund Frank
Army number 12254
Rank Lt Col
Decorations D.S.O. Gazetted 15/11/1945. M.C. and Bar. M.i.D. Gazetted 7/1/1949.
Date of birth National Archives documentation indicates 3/9/1900. Other research suggests his birth was registered Q2 1897, in Swansea.
Unit Royal Irish Rifles - Commissioned as a 2/Lt 17/12/1919. Served Iraq and Palestine (See biography below for other elements of service). Attached Durham Light Infantry 9/1/1942, Posted 10th Bn DLI in command. Relinquished command of the Battalion 30/6/1942. Served with S.o.E. in Albania. Prisoner of War. Royal Irish Fusiliers 14/3/1946.
Company/Battery Bn HQ
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role C.O.
Joined Brigade 9/1/1942
Promotions Lt. Captain. Brevet Major. Major. Lieutenant Colonel. Acting Brigadier. Colonel.
Prisoner of War Prisoner number 156138, including time in Oflag IV - C, Colditz Castle.
Died/Killed in action Death registered September 1951 at Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, at the age of 53 (to be confirmed).
Source table 10DLI
To read a short biography of Lt Col Davies please click here.
To see the file reference at The National Archives in respect of his service with the Special Operations Executive please click here.
To read a Book Review on a volume about S.o.E. in Albania please click here.