Mervyn Davis

We have had news that Mervyn Tegid Davis "Crossed the Bar" on the 14th February 1999 and the funeral service was held at Siloan Chaple, Swansea on the 23rd February then cremated at the Swansea Crematorium.
Mervyn served his deck apprenticeship with Reardon Smith and rose to become Chief Officer. In the late 1950's he left the company and went to Swansea to become a pilot. He was not a member of "Shipmates".
Mervyn married Captain Ward's daughter Dorothy. Captain Alfred Ward joined Reardon Smith in November 1917 and served 50 years in the Company rising through the ranks to Master and then as Deck Superintendent. Capt Ward took the MV King City (3) on her maiden voyage from the WM Doxford Shipyard in 1950, and sailed there for several voyages. Mervyn sailed on the King City (3) as Second Officer with Capt Ward.

"Shipmates" send their deepest sympathy to Dorothy and her family.

Printed in Shipmates issue 11. June 1999.