|Birth: ||Jan. 19, 1832|
|Death: ||Dec. 14, 1912|
Edward Charles "Ned" Davies was born on January 19, 1832 in Liverpool, England and always told family members that he had served with the Confederacy during the American Civil War; possibly with the Confederate States Navy. Most of what we know about Ned Davies comes from family oral history and his great grandson, John Davies. Ned was said to have been a master mariner and married Eliza Sherman in 1857 in New York; having two children, Sarah and John, of whom nothing is known except that they died before their parents. It seems reasonable to assume that Ned, having been a master mariner, may have indeed served in the Confederate Navy. Information regarding Ned and his Civil War service was passed down orally through the family generations, along with the comment he often made when asked why he chose to fight for the Confederacy; he said that he chose to fight on the side of the Confederates, "basically because they had better manners".
Due to a lack of preserved information on the naval personnel of the War Between the States, and even less relating to Confederate Navy personnel, the ships he may have served on and his naval service records have yet to be discovered. He is being remembered at the request of his descendant, largely due to the oral history of his life and his often quoted remark about serving with the Confederacy because of their "better manners".
Ned died at the age of 80 on September 4, 1912 at Armadale in Melbourne and was buried on September 5, 1912.
Note: He was a Confederat soldier during the American Civil War
St Kilda Cemetery
Port Phillip City
Created by: James Gray
Record added: Apr 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68614785