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The Welsh Hospital in South Africa, 1900 8 years 6 months ago #21255

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Dr Herbert Davies died at the Welsh Hospital, Springfontein, on June 15th, 1900 and is buried at the military cemetery there.




I found a fascinating account of the Royal Welsh Hospital in South Africa samilitaryhistory.org/vol123sw.html

Having worked myself at the North Staffordshire Infirmary I'm saddened that, in my time there, there wasn't a plaque to the memory of Doctor Davies; maybe there'd been one which had become lost. A visit to St David's Cathedral is called for.

Does anyone have photos of the headstones and inscriptions for Doctors Davies and Jones, and Nurse Sage?
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Here is a pic



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Nurse Sage


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Finally Prof Tom Jones

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Dear Berenice,

How very interesting. It turns out that Dr Davies (no relation) is well remembered and has no less than four memorials:

1. There is a brass plaque to his memory in The Hospital, Lancaster (as it was called around 1904);

2. He and Dr Thomas Jones are remembered on a plaque in the Medical School of Manchester University;

3. He is commemorated in the memorial window in the chapel at Shrewsbury School and named on the plaque beneath;

4. He and the other casualties from the Welsh Hospital are named on The Welsh National Memorial in Cardiff.

Happy hunting and we look forward to seeing the photos!

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JustinLDavies wrote: 1. There is a brass plaque to his memory in The Hospital, Lancaster (as it was called around 1904)


The Lancaster in Lancashire, England? Because that's the hospital I work in now.
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