George Rhys Davies

Birth Name George Rhys Davies
Gramps ID I0047
Gender male
Age at Death 64 years

Narrative

TGEA < AMA: Their furniture was stored in Bradford during the war. Very accomplished pianist, played on the BBC with a violinist.

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth [E0072] 1897 Swindon, Wiltshire Births says Q1 in registration district Highworth. Censuses say Swindon. 1 2 3 4
Residence [E0714] 3/3/1901 Studley House, 18a Upper Belgrave Road, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire JONESFAM: We were surprised to find also there, Anne's grandson, George Rhys Davies (Arthur's uncle), age 4, "Schoolboy". With the birth of his sister Nancy, Arthur's mother, expected only 4 months later, George had (presumably?) been sent to stay with grandma, leaving his mother Isabella Davies with only his 3 year-old brother John to look after. 4 5
Residence [E1072] 1911 59 Kent Road, Swindon, Wiltshire   2
Education [E1088] estimated between 1915 and 1916 Clare College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Maths, Third Wrangler < AMA. TGEA thinks he went up in 1915, did well in his 1st year exams, went into the army and never returned. Truth in the tin box and/or ‘The book of matriculations and degrees, 1912-42,’ held in the University Archives, classmark: UA Degr.41-3. 6
Occupation [E0974] estimated between 1916 and 1919 Mesopotamia South Staffordshire Regiment & Surrey Regiment. AMA, 2019: Ran away from 6th form (Cambridge?) to join up, partly to piss off father Jonah. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29655/supplement/6732/data.pdf and https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29655/supplement/6733/data.pdf appear to show him being transferred from an officer cadet unit with the Surrey Regiment to be 2nd Lt in the S Staffs. He apparently served in the second Mesopotamian campaign. The National Archives page shows him as a Lieutenant with the S Staffs. 7 6 8a
Occupation [E1091] 3/9/1920   HM Assistant Inspector of Taxes in 1920. AMA says was with the Inland Revenue in London and/or Brighton for the rest of his working life. 9a 6
Death [E0073] 1961 Seaford, Sussex Registered Q2 Lewes. He died suddenly - heart attack or something. 1 10 6

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Jonah Rees Davies [I0041]1/11/187023/12/1951
Mother Isabella Massey [I0042]19/7/18681939
         George Rhys Davies 1897 1961
    Brother     John Davies [I0046] 1898 11/1940
    Sister     Nancy Isabella Davies [I0013] 27/7/1901 19/2/1984

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