David Salmon

Edited by : maidreanlys No school 02/06/2017

Place Of Birth: Crinow, Narberth

Date of Death: 6/2/1916

Location died: Somme

Gender: Male

  • Date of birth - N/A

    Where? - Crinow, Narberth

  • Date Enlisted - 1915

    Where? - Carmarthen

    Age - N/A

    As -

  • Battles

  • Date of the battle - 1/7/1916

    Where? - Somme

  • Ranks

  • Rank Date - N/A

    Rank - As Private

    Service - Royal Navy

    As - Royal Welsh Fusiliers

    Service number - 31204

  • Date of Death - 6/2/1916

    Where? - Somme


Additional Information


He and is brother enlisted in Carmarthen in 1915 and both joined the Royal Field Artillery with consecutive regimental numbers. Together they transferred to the 1st Battalion, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and again, their new service numbers were consecutive. The 1st Battalion moved to the Somme at the end of January 1916 and the two boys suffered the heavy bombardements that characterised that engagement. David died in the battle on 6th February while his brother, Evan, did os his wounds on the following day. Two sets of letters and notifications arrived at Lowlands Farm.