Ellen Davis

Learn more about Orpington refugee committee member Ellen Davis

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Ellen Davis

At the outbreak of the First World War, Ellen was aged 50 and living at ‘Darrickwood’ on Crofton Road, Orpington. Her husband was a surgeon and the family were able to employ eight servants.

Effect of the First World War – deaths of her sons

Two of Ellen’s sons were killed in action during the First World War. The first to lose his life was her son Guy who served as a Lieutenant in the Northumberland Fusiliers. He died in June 1916.  Less than two years later, Ellen lost a second son, Wilfred who also served in the Northumberland Fusiliers.

This page was added by Ian Grant on 31/12/2014.

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