George Llewelyn Davies was born in London, England back in 1893. His father died in 1907 and a friend of the family supported him and his brothers becoming their primary guardian following the death of their mother in 1910. They remained very close with “Uncle Jim” as they grew up and went away to school.
He attended the Berkhamsted School after graduating he attended Trinity College, Cambridge. While at college he joined the Amateur Dramatic Club. When World War I started he and his brother Peter volunteered for service. He received a commission as a second lieutenant in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps serving in the trenches in Flanders. On the morning of 15 March, 1915, he was resting on a bank when he died of a gunshot wound to the head by a German sniper.
What you may not know about George is that his “Uncle Jim”, was actually J. M. Barrie. George and his brothers were his inspiration for the characters of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys. The character of Mr. George Darling was named after him.
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