About Scout Frank Davis

Frank Davis was born in March 1923 to Frank & Alice Davis (nee Booker) who lived, certainly at the time of his death in 1940, at 6 Parkers Row, Dockhead close to the Most Holy Trinity Church.

He was a Scout at the 11th Bermondsey & Rotherhithe (St James) Scout Group based at St James Church on Jamaica Road (now Old Jamaica Road) in Bermondsey, South East London.

By day he worked at the Southern Railway Bricklayers Arms goods depot close to the Old Kent Road, but from around August 1940, Frank volunteered to become an Air Raid Patrol Messenger and worked alongside his father who was a full time Air Raid warden. He was described as being well liked and keen on his work as a Messenger.

Frank had one brother and three sisters with some family still living in South East London.

In the “Daily Mirror” on 12th March 1941 his mother, Alice, was quoted as saying “He meant to get on in life – but he wasn’t too busy to give the other chap a helping hand”.