Edgar Allan Davies

Marconi

Age                                    18

Position                            Radio Operator

Nationality                        United Kingdom

Vessel                              H.M.H.S. "Llandovery Castle"  (Capt. E.S. Sylvester)

Date of death                   27/06/1918   Lost when ship was torpedoed by "U 86"

Family information          Son of John Charles & Jessie Davies of 134, Wessex Buildings,Wedmore St., Holloway, London.

Memorial                          Tower Hill, London

References                       CWGC,  Union-Castle and the War 1914-1919,  Union-Castle Chronicle  

E-mail from Ralph Hill, 29th January 2007

My mother's brother Edgar Allan DAVIES was a young Wireless Operator, and lost his life when the ship sank. I have some of his letters, one on Marconi notepaper and one on Union-Castle notepaper.  I have the Captain's letter to my grandmother, and the Daily Mirror article of July 3rd 1918.  The back-page picture shows the Captain and his two Wireless Operators, but the names are wrongly placed.  The top one must be G.E. Hawkes, because it is the lower picture which shows my Uncle Edgar.

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