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Herbert Davies (1866–1915)

The friends of Mr. Herbert Davies, of Karridale, will regret to hear of his death, which occurred in Perth on Tuesday evening and was the result of a seizure. He had been ailing for some weeks. Mr. Davies was in Perth attending to business affairs up to 5 o'clock on Monday afternoon. Early on Tuesday morning, after coming from his morning bath, he was taken suddenly ill, and collapsed. He did not recover consciousness, and passed away at half-past 10 o'clock on Tuesday evening. Mr Davies was born at North Adelaide, South Australia, on July 21, 1866, and spent his early schooldays in Adelaide. He finished his education at Scotch College, Melbourne, and matriculated at the Melbourne University. About the year 1885 he came to Western Australia to manage the Kerridale Estate. He carried out this work for many years, and was responsible for the despatch for use within the State and other parts of the world many thousands of loads of timber. Upon the amalgamation of the various timber interests he entered the service of Millars' Timber and Trading Co., and he remained with the firm to the time of his death. He was chairman of the Kimberley Pastoral Co., and managing director of the firm of M. C. Davies and Sons Ltd. He married Miss Eva Allnutt, of Deepdene, and leaves a son and a daughter. The funeral will leave Peradeniya, 232 St George's Terrace, at 2.15 p.m. to-day for the Karrakatta Cemetery.

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Additional Resources

  • funeral, West Australian, 29 January 1915, p 8

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21 July, 1866
North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


26 January, 1915 (aged 48)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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