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George Charles William DAVIES [Bill]

Male 1895 - 1924  (28 years)    Has 2 ancestors and 2 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name George Charles William DAVIES 
    Known As Bill 
    Born 01 Jul 1895  Opunake, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 05 Jan 1915  [4
    Motor Mechanic, Tauranga 
    Died 11 May 1924  Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5, 6, 7
    Cause: War injuries 
    Buried 15 May 1924  Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Probate 07 Jul 1924  Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Person ID I12778  NZ Genealogy Project | WALLACE
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2022 

    Father George Lemuel Wasley DAVIES,   b. 24 May 1867, Upton St Leonard, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jun 1930, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Florence Beatrice TUCKER [Florence Beatrice VARKOW],   b. 13 Sep 1876, Te Aute, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1944, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1917  Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Family ID F5757  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edith Grace WALLACE,   b. 01 Oct 1898, Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1925, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 13 Aug 1919  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11
    Children 
     1. Norman William Wallace DAVIES,   b. 21 Nov 1919, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1996, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Edward Stanley DAVIES,   b. 18 Apr 1921, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Sep 1989, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F4112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 Jul 1895 - Opunake, Taranaki, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Aug 1919 - New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: War injuries - 11 May 1924 - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 15 May 1924 - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 07 Jul 1924 - Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • REPORT OF DEATH

      RETURNED SOLDIER DEAD.

      TAURANGA, Monday.

      The death occurred yesterday of Mr. George Charles William Davies. Deceased, who was 27 years of age, was the eldest son of Mr. George Davies, of Tauranga. He served in the Gallipoli campaign and later in France. He was both wounded and gassed, and after his return to New Zealand bad health developed. He recently went to Oropi on a motoring trip and when returning was seized with haemorrhage of the lungs and expired in a few minutes. He is survived by a widow and two young children.

      Source: New Zealand Herald 13 May 1924, page 10.

      OBITUARY.

      MR GEORGE CHARLES WILLIAM DAVIES.

      We regret to chronicle the death of Mr George William Davies which took place yesterday. Deceased, who was twenty-seven year of age, was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs George Davies of Cameron Road, Tauranga, and was born in Waitara, Taranaki. He left New Zealand with the Fourth Reinforcements, having enlisted at Napier, when he was then residing. He served in the Gallipoli campaign and later in France, his total service being three and a half years. He was wounded and also gassed. He returned to New Zealand by the Marama on May 18, 1918. Shortly afterward bad health developed and this was due to gassing. Despite special treatment his health grew worse. Yesterday he went to Oropi on a motoring trip. When returning he was seized with haemorrhage of the lungs and expired in a few minutes. Deceased is survived by a widow and two young children for whom the greatest sympathy will be felt in their irreparable loss. The deceased will be accorded a military funder. Returned soldiers are invited to attend the funeral, which will leave the hospital tomorrow at 2.30 p.m. and the territorials under Lieut Browning, will form the forming party, mustering in the vicinity of the hospital at 2 p.m. The Band will also take part, and members are requested to make every effort to attend (p. 4).

      Source: Bay of Plenty Times 12 May 1924, page 4.


      Note: According to George's Army Service record he was born 1 July 1894 in Tauranga, but this does not match BDM records, which give his birth date as 1 July 1895. The reason for the discrepancy was that the minimum age for enlistment in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force was 20 years, and on 8 Jan 1914 when George enlisted, he was only 19.

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