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GENERAL DAVIES

Some interesting particulars conoexnuig Brigadier-general Davies, the New Zealand officer, who has been serving at the. front, are contained m a letter written by his daughter to an Auckland "resident. Miss Davies, writing on September 24, 6ays : "We have just been to see one of father's wounded officers, who gave us ■_ very graphic account of the war as far as he had seen it He told us of the wonderful way father captured a column. The fact that there were so few casualties m the, 6th Brigade, es-Letially v during that dreadful retreat, is put down' especially to father. They say he is quite well, but the strain of that" retreat told on him terribly. . . .' At the beg.rm_ng 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 her© an Aldershot. Has Jung ,has never healed 'prppjprly since he had pneumonia at the beginning of the year, arid his: health for some time has been causing Sir Douglas Haig and other authorities a great deal of anxiety. They said he was much too valuable to them to have him dying out there, so sent him home. Up to the time he 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 nights, and was m 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 lum on Sunday. He 16 very low, and fretting dreadfully because he is not with his brigade." -

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GENERAL DAVIES, Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, Volume X, Issue 499, 15 December 1914

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GENERAL DAVIES Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, Volume X, Issue 499, 15 December 1914

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