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Rev Enoch Thomas Davies MA

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pgarwood

I am researching the medal allocation for this man and from the look of the MIC he did not get any...does anyone have a different view? Cannot find any papers for him. Have many news paper clippings . He died just before war end. Thanks for helping.

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seaJane

It may be worth contacting David Blake at the Museum of Army Chaplaincy -

https://www.chaplains-museum.co.uk.

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

His obituary  (Carmarthen Journal October 11th 1918) states that he was refused permission  go to France on health grounds at the outbreak, but that he did serve there eventually for 12 months.:

https://newspapers.library.wales/view/3679199/3679200/4/

 

" Local Obituary REV. ENOCH T. DAVIES, M.A. The death occurred on Sunday at Danygraig, Penarth, of the Rev. Enoch Thomas Davies, M.A., one of the most popular clergymen in the diocese of Llandaff. Born at Carmarthen forty-four years ago, Mr. Davies was the son of Mr. John Davies, one of the foremost merchants of the borough. Educated at Carmarthen Grammar School and at Daventry, he won the Powis Exhibition at Jesus College, Oxford, where he graduated in Arts in 1897, taking honours in his final school in theology and taking his M.A. in 1900. Arf enthusiastic athlete, he played for the college football team and as a mem- ber of the Oxford Union he established a reputation as a ready and resourceful speaker. Ordained deacon in 1897 and priest in 1899, he was curate of Aberdare from 1897 to 1902. While at Aberdare, lie was married to Miss-Arnott the daughter of Mr. Edward Arnott, a well-known coalowner and owner of the Troy Estate, and with the widow and two children-both girls sympathy is expressed. Mr. Davies went to Penarth in 1902 as curate of All Saints' and a year later took up the "curacy of St. Augustine's, which he resigned in 1910 in order to devote himself voluntarily at his own expense to work of Church Defence. An orator of rare gifts, with English and Welsh, his services were in great requisition. At the outbreak of war Mr. Davies became chaplain of the 5th Welsh at Rhyl, but oping to the state of his health he failed to obtain permission to accompany them to France. Nothing daunted, Mr. Davies placed his services at the disposal of the Church Army, and rendered distinguished service for that organisation in France for twelve months. He was a member of both the Representative Body and of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales; of the Llandaff Diocesan Conference, and of the Council of the Church of England Men's Society. A prominent Rugby footballer. He played for Mountain Ash, the London Welsh; and the Barbarians, and on several occasions was given a place in Welsh trial matches. He was also a well-known Freemason, being a member of the Prince Llewelyn and of the Windsor Lodges at Cardiff. On several occa- sions he won literary prizes at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. "

 

Date of death given as 6/10/18 in Y Drych, a Welsh language religious paper.

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RaySearching

It may be that the Rev entered France with the Church Army as a  "civilian"

which may account for the lack of a medal entitlement

 

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