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Second Lieutenant Leo Edwin Davis was an English officer of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1895, in Toxteth Park, Liverpool, the only son of solicitor Herbert John and Bertha Davis (née Lyons), both of the city. Before volunteering, Davis had been articled to his father as an apprentice solicitor and had belonged to the Cadet Battalion of the King's (Liverpool Regiment),[1]

Davs was commissioned into the 1/5th Battalion, The Manchester Regiment in January 1915 and died in the Battle of Krithia Vineyard on 7 August, during the Gallipoli Campaign.

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Helles Memorial.

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  1. The Times (40935), Col F, p. 5: Fallen Officers. 17 August 1915.

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