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Mervyn Albert Davies (1890–1915)

Lieut. Mervyn Albert Maurice Davies, whose death in action in France was announced in a cable message from our London correspondent on Monday, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Davies, of London. He was born in North Adelaide in 1890, and when four years of age was taken by his parents to reside in England. He attended Fette's College, Edinburgh, and compled his education at Oxford University, where he passed his final examination with honours. He was subsequently admitted as a barrister of the Inner Temple. Lieut. Davies, who had military training at college, enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war, becoming attached to the 9th Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment. He was a grandson of the late Hon. Maurice Salom and Mrs Salom, of Lefevre Terrace, North Adelaide, and also of Mrs M. C. Davies, of Perth. W.A. Major Karri Davies (W.A.) is an uncle of the deceased. The late lieutenant’s first cousin, Qmr.-Sgt. E. M. Judell, a son of Mr. L. Judell, of Adelaide, was killed in action on Gallipoli Peninsula on August 9.

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'Davies, Mervyn Albert (1890–1915)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 13 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


October, 1915 (aged ~ 25)

Cause of Death

killed in action

Military Service