Robert Davey was born in 1896, the second son of William Davey, who ran Penson Farm in Winkleigh. William had taken over the farm from his father, John Davey. At the time of the 1901 census, John was already 65 and William 35. The family included William’s wife, Emily, and their two sons, Fred aged 6 and Robert, 5. By 1911 John aged 80 had retired but as a widower continued to live at Penson. Both Fred, now aged 16 and Robert, 15, were working on the farm.
Robert Davey’s military records were destroyed in the London blitz, and we have not yet been able to identify his medal record.
Any further information from the descendents of Robert Davey and others would be greatly welcomed.
11 September 2014