18 March Emlyn Holt Davies, B.A., M.A. YMCA

Born 19 April 1876 Machynlleth

To parents Edward (a shoemaker) and Mary (née Holt).

Bangor Normal College

Educated at Bangor Independent College, and New College, London and London University.

He was a Missionary under the London Missionary Society in Calcutta.

29 March 1910 he married Winifred (née Williams) at the Congregational Church, Talybont-on-Usk, Wales. They had three children: Eluned, Gwenllian and Myfanwy. A year later at the 1911 Census he was at home with his wife, the 3 month old Eluned Mary, a general servant (age 16) and a visitor. 

Living in Malmesbury, November 1917, Emlyn volunteered for service with the India troops and was sent to France 8 January 1918.


He contracted meningitis and died at the Military Hospital, Cérisy-sur-Somme 18 March 1918. At the time of his death his  children were 7, 4 and 1. 

He was buried in the Military Hospital at Cérisy-sur-Somme.

Emlyn Holt Davies, B.A., M.A. YMCA 

18 March 1918 

Sources: De Ruvigny’s Vo. III, Census Returns.