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Davies, Walter David (Karri) (1861–1926)

from Sydney Morning Herald

The death is reported from a nursing home in London of Colonel Walter Karri Davies.

Colonel Davies was aged 65 years, and was a son of the late Mr. M. C. Davies, owner of the Jarrah and Karri timber mills now merged with Millars' Jarrah and Karri Company, of Western Australia. In the business interests of his father he went to South Africa, and during 20 years' residence there established the sale of Western Australian timber in the South African market. He took part in the Jameson Raid. He was captured by Kruger's forces, and sentenced to two years' imprisonment, but did not serve the full time. At the outbreak of the Boer War Colonel Davies and Major Sampson recruited the Imperial Light Horse, 500 strong, providing the entire equipment at their own expense. During the siege of Ladysmith Colonel Davies received severe wounds. He was one of the first to enter Mafeking as member of the relief forces. He returned to Australia in 1911, and later acted as provost marshal at San Francisco. He leaves a widow, two daughters, and one son. The family live in London.

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