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A devoted son of Esther and John, brother of Joan, husband of Edith, father to Alison and grandfather to Edgar and Isabel, who will always be remembered as a man of remarkable good humour, and who sought to never have to step on his fellow men to get ahead in life.Throughout his long life (he lived to be 95), he treated everyone equally and saw the best in people. He was a kind, unselfish man who liked to help others and tried to make the world a better place.

Edgar bravely fought for his country in Belgium during WW2, as a member of the Royal Engineers Parachute Regiment, and participated in the Liberation of Palestine after the war. When he left the Army he was an engineer throughout his working life.

Edgar married Edith in 1956 and they had one daughter, Alison, in 1958. He had a good life, travelled world-wide and enjoyed a long retirement. His sister’s family settled in Sydney, Australia, and he visited them often. His grandson and namesake, has a doctorate in engineering.

He died in Southport Hospital in November 2019 and was cremated at Anfield Crematorium on 16 December 2019. We hope he is in the ether near one of his favourite places, Anfield Stadium. We played ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin On My Head’ at his funeral as it tipified his take on life: he didn’t let adversity bring him down; he survived a war, many a crisis in life, two types of cancer and was determined to fight Parkinson’s till the end.

Edgar Davies will live on in the hearts of the many who loved him forever.


Added by: Alison Allanwood on 8th February 2020.



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Royal Engineers

"To maintain the objects of the Association by promoting and supporting the Corps, affording assistance to its members and their dependants, and making donations to Army charities"

The Royal Engineers Association was formed under the conditions of a Deed of Declaration of Trust by the amalgamation of the original Royal Engineers Association and the Royal Engineers Benevolent Fund Ltd on 19 November 1968.