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Donald Alexander DAVIS- is he 'mine'?
« on: Friday 18 January 19 05:40 GMT (UK) »
BIRTH:

1917/8192   Davis   Donald Alexander   Clara Isabel   Henry

The following children are known to be the issue of 'my' Henry DAVIS & Clara Isabel nee Paynter, married in 1904.

1905/16090   Davis   Robert Henry   Clara Isabel   Henry-   
1905/16092   Davis   William Douglas   Clara Isabel   Henry-

[twins, William Douglas died in 1918]   
      
1907/15327   Davis   Isla Ethel Agnes   Clara    Henry-   
1911/22648   Davis   Patience Fay   Clara        Henry      
1908/7581   Davis   Herbert Carlisle   Clara Isabel   Henry

When Henry Davis died in 1941, his death registration shows he left living issue of two sons, aged 36 & 33; two daughters aged 34 & 28 years.

When his widow died in 1953 aged 72 years, her probated will mentions all of the above but not Donald Alexander.

I cannot find a death for Donald Alexander DAVIS, born 1917.

Does he belong to the above family?


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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
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GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
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Re: Donald Alexander DAVIS- is he 'mine'?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 18 January 19 06:24 GMT (UK) »
Looks like he was a casualty of WW2

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2106024/davis,-donald-alexander/

If Henry died after 23 May then Donald would not be a surviving son.

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Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

CLAPHAM, PARKINSON, Leeds and London
TOMLIENS, Herefordshire and Southwark
CLARKE, Sussex, Cambridge and Shropshire
FAULCONER, MANNINGTON, RICHARDSON, TICEHURST, BROOK, ELPHICK, FURNER All Sussex
UDY, CLEMENCE/CLEMENTS,WHITE, COITE, COBELDICK, Cornwall
BROOKING, Devon, India
FERNANDEZ, London, Somerset, Herefordshire
RUSH, CARTER, GIBSON, REMINGTON, London and Surrey
CHALKLEY, OLNEY, Hertfordshire
HARRIS, Essex

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Re: Donald Alexander DAVIS- is he 'mine'?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 18 January 19 06:53 GMT (UK) »
Ian, thank you! He is definitely mine. The family was from Wanganui and Henry died in August 1941.

A very good result.  :)


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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
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O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
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Re: Donald Alexander DAVIS- is he 'mine'?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 18 January 19 07:24 GMT (UK) »
From the information provided by Ian C., although very young, this may be the marriage of Donald Alexander:

1937/6841   Irene Evelyn   Parker   Donald Alexander   Davis


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GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: Donald Alexander DAVIS- is he 'mine'?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 18 January 19 07:41 GMT (UK) »
CWGC

Lance Corporal
DAVIS, DONALD ALEXANDER

Service Number 33947

Died 23/05/1941

Aged 23

New Zealand Infantry

Mentioned in Despatches

Son of Harry and Clara Davis, of Wanganui, Wellington, New Zealand; husband of Irene E. Davis of Wanganui.

Commemorated at ATHENS MEMORIAL

Location: Greece
Number of casualties: 2875

Cemetery/memorial reference: Face 13.

https://www.twgpp.org/photograph/view/3655313


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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.