Mr Sydney Dayn Davis, well known North East identity, passed away suddenly after a short illness at Terowie Hospital, on 13th January, 1948. Although Mr Davis had not enjoyed good health for a number of years, the news of his death came as a great shock to his family and large circle of friends. The late Sydney Dayn Davis, was born at Mintaro 59 years ago and was a son of the late Sydney Dayn Davis, formerly of Mintaro, and later Wadnaminga Gold Fields and Mannahill.
He was educated at Lefevre School after leaving school he entered into business with his father at Mannahill where he remained for a number of years
In 1937 he acquired the lease of the Imperial Hotel at Terowie where he remained for six and a half years. Owing to ill health he returned to Mannahill where he carried on business as general store keeper and postmaster until the time of his death.
During his lifetime he was keenly inteersted (sic) in all social activities. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge at Terowie and Jamestown and a member of the Manchester Unity.
He is survived by a widow and four children.
Mona, Mrs R. Stegall, Terowie; Clare, Mrs H. W. Macdonald, D’Lorah Downs Station; Gordon, Mannahill and Kathleen, Mrs L. Bailey, of Whydown Station Yunta.
The funeral took place at the Terowie Cemetery on Wednesday, 14th January. Rev. Phillip, of Jamestown officiated at the graveside.
The Bearers were Messrs L. Maloney, A. J. Hahoney, B. J. Cockshell, F Hawker, G. Bundey and M. Flint.