Surrey Advertiser - Saturday 23 January 1915:
"Death of Pte. Geoffrey Davis: promising career cut short.
A noble young life, ready for the service of King and country, was cut short by the death on Tuesday of Geoffrey Lennard Davis (Geof.), a private in the 1st Battalion Universities and Public Schools' Brigade (18th Royal Fusiliers), and younger son of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Davis, of The Old Manor House, East Molesey. On his 19th birthday, in November last, he joined the battalion named, and, being nominated for a commission in the regiment in which his only brother holds the rank of Second lieutenant (the 9th Middlesex), he worked extremely hard not only to keep himself a fit and efficient soldier, but also, in the little time he had apart from that training, to prepare himself to take up his commission. Unfortunately, on Friday last week he contracted influenza at Epsom, where his regiment is garrisoned, and complications supervened. He was brought home on furlough the same day by Dr. Knox, under whose care he remained until he died on Tuesday…"
|Year||Number of Cases||Age Group||Fatality|
|1912||139 (55.6%)||111 (44.4%)||46.8%||27.6%||25.6%||70%|
|1913||154 (55.8%)||122 (44.2%)||43.1%||35.1%||21.8%||69.6%|
|1914||173 (57.7%)||127 (42.3%)||51.3%||31.3%||17.3%||68.7%|