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GENERAL DAVIES

Some interesting particulars concerning Rrigadk-r-ceneral Davies, the New Zealand officer, who has been serving at the front, are contained in a letter written by his daughter to an Auckland resident. Mis« Davies, writing on September 24, cays: "Wo have just been to see one of* father's wounded officers, who gave us a very graphic account of the war as far as h/had seen it He told us of the wonderful way father captured a column. 'The fact that'there wcto so few- casualties in the 6th Brigade, especially during that dreadful retreat, is put down especially to father. They say he is quite well, but the st nun of that retreat told on him terribly. ... At the beginning our troops were just about exhausted, and had not had their boots off for 10 days." Under date September 30 Miss Davies says : " Father is back hero In Aldershot. His lung has never healed properly since ho had pneumonia at the beginning of the year and his health for somo time has been causing Sir Douglas Haig and other authorities a great deal of anxiety. They said ho was much too valuable to them to havo him dyins; out there, bo eent him homo. Up to the time ho left his brigade had been fighting unceasingly for 16 days, father himself getting on an average two hours' sleep for several nights. Often he- did not sleep for several night«, and was in wet clothes for days without changing. He is ordered to Cornwall for a month, and can see no one—not even the King, who came down for the week-end, and wanted to see him on Sunday. He is very low, and fretting dreadfully because he is not with his brigade."

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GENERAL DAVIES, Evening Star, Issue 15655, 20 November 1914

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GENERAL DAVIES Evening Star, Issue 15655, 20 November 1914

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