Davies, Robert

The 1891 Census for Wales on shows us that the Davies family were living at Coed y Brain Farm, Glascoed in the Parish of St. Asaph.

Head of the household was Henry Davies age 29 born in Llanefydd Denbighshire he was a Farmer by trade.

His wife Elizabeth was 34 years of age born in Bodelwyddan and their children were Robert age 6, Sarah age 4 and David age 2 all born in Cefn, Denbighshire.

The 1901 Census for Wales on shows that the family are still living at the same address and that there has been an addition to the family, namely Thomas age 8.

The Head of the household, Henry Davies lists his trade as Farmer and Labourer in Waterworks.

Robert Davies is shown as 16 years of age no occupation.

The 1911 Census for Wales shows that the family were still living at Coed y Brain, Glascoed and that Henry Davies, Head was 51 years of age and a Roadman by trade.

His wife Elizabeth was 44 years of age and there were three children living at home, Thomas age 18 and two new additions to the family, Mary Catherine age 6 and Bertie age 4.

Unfortunately I cannot trace Robert Davies on the 1911 census but from an article in the Denbighshire Free Press dated 9th November 1918 which records his death and buriel we learn that he had married and had two children. We also learn that he had served in the forces and rose to the rank of Sergeant Major and had been doing clerical work at Kinmel Park Camp.

From the Records of Service 1914-1918 Cards  held at Hawarden Archives.

The information on this card informs us that Robert Davies of Arnold House, St. Asaph served as a Barrack Warden for 2 years and 3 months. He died on 1st November, the card was dated 26th September 1919 and signed by W. Charles Jones.

I cannot find a Service Record for Robert but he must have served in some capacity to gain the rank of Sergeant Major.

The Probate Records show that he left his estate to his wife Eliza Miriam Davies of Arnold House, St. Asaph.

I would like to acknowledge the help that I have received from Alwyn Evans of St. Asaph  while researching this Serviceman.

Unfortunately I was unable to locate where Robert Davies is buried.

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