Corporal John Harrison Davey
Born: 7th January 1893, Habrough
Died: 4th December 1974, aged 81
Son: Michael Davey
Grandson: Bill Davey
Great-grandson: Nick Davey
Lived: Thornton Curtis
Military Service: Served with the 10th Lincolns as part of the Grimsby Chums in WW1. He was seriously injured at the Somme in a forward listening post by a rifle grenade attack a few weeks before the big push. Whilst convalescing in hospital he heard of the massive casualties sustained - 15 Officers and 487 men, out of 1000; killed, missing or wounded.
World Archery Championships:
A Brief History of Brocklesby: Our most reliable spectator! His war wounds prevented him from playing his favourite game, He became British Archery Champion twice, he won more Public Meetings than any living man; he shot for England in Prague, Copenhagen and London, and was President of the Lincolnshire Naturalists trust. He farmed in his spare time.
Published Works: And Larks Bid Welcome (1988) ISBN: 0904451410
Overall Batting Record
Overall Bowling Record