DAVIES, William

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Served in the Brittish Army for 21 years in the Royal Army Medical Corps.

Rank – Sergeant Major

Service Number – 6224

Enlistment – 1 October 1884

Discharged – 20 September 1905

Awards

1. Queens Southern African Medal & 2 clasps “Cape Colony” and “Orange Free State”

2. Kings South African Medal & 2 clasps “South Africa 1901” and “South Africa 1902”

3. Good Conduct & Long Service Medal

William Davies emigrated to Australia in 1911 and worked an orchard called “Brackendene” approx. 40kms west of Kojonup until 1937, when he retired to a new home he had built at 10 Banksia Street Bunbury.  He was residing at this bunbury address until his death on the 3rd November 1950 at 90 years of age.  The “Brackendene” property is still owned by a descendant of the Davies family, however occupied as a residence only, with tree farming as its current use.

Burial Location – Anglican D-678

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One Response to DAVIES, William

  • Sean Davies says:

    What a lovely find! I live in London yet grew up living in Western Australia. I entered the name of our family farm Brackendene and Kojonup into google, then discovered this page about my great-grandfather. So delighted! Thank you for creating this website

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