Dr Herbert Davies

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St Andrew's Church

240 Tulketh Road





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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: Memorial to Doctor Herbert Davies, MB, CH B (Vict), Civilian Surgeon on the staff of the Welsh Hospital (No 12 General Hospital) that was funded by Wales and deployed to Springfontein in the Orange Free State, in South Africa during the Second Anglo Boer War. He was the fourth son of Henry Davies, JP, and Mary Davies of Preston, Lancashire. Baptised on 26 Jul 1874 at St Andrew's Church, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire. He was educated at Shrewsbury School, and Owen's College, Manchester, and took the M.B., and Ch.B. Degrees at Victoria University in 1898. He had been House Physician at the Brompton Hospital for Consumption, and was House Surgeon to the Royal Infirmary, Manchester. At the outbreak of the Boer War he volunteered for active service, and travelled to South Africa to join the staff of the Welsh Hospital. Died of dysentery at No 12 General Hospital, Springfontein aged 26 years. He is also commemorated on the Welsh Hospital Boer War brass memorial plaque in St David's Cathedral, Cardiff and on a memorial in Cathay's Park, Cardiff, Wales (see: https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/120434/).
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In memory of Herbert Davies MB, CH B (Vict), fourth son of Henry Davies JP of this parish who having volunteered in connection with the Transvaal war as a civil surgeon for duty at the front died of dysentery at Springfontein in the Orange River Colony on 15 June 1900 aged 26 years. "And yet he did much if his days were so few".

Herbert Davies

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