George Llewelyn Davies

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

 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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Comments (17)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - an interesting story-behind-another-story.  

Jul 09, 2021 03:46 AM
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH
GRI

How sad that he died. Thank goodness he had such a generous, caring person to bring him up. I guess he had a good life for awhile.

Jul 09, 2021 04:00 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James- that is a very interesting story of the characters of Peter Pan.

Jul 09, 2021 04:02 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

As I've said before, James... who knew? I sure didn't. Interesting story behind the Peter Pan story.

Jul 09, 2021 04:08 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, James.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Jul 09, 2021 04:35 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is a neat piece of history and I am certainly familiar with Peter Pan, although I never read the book.

Jul 09, 2021 04:58 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Yet another piece of history that you brought to light for me. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Jul 09, 2021 05:28 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I love these stories behind the stories James Dray .  It's a shame that war exists but we live in a sin broken world and wars will continue until the rapture.

Jul 09, 2021 05:44 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

As Paul Harvey said: "now you know — the rest of the story"!

Make yourself an awesome day.

Jul 09, 2021 05:46 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James! What an intersting story. I won't see Peter Pan the same way again

Jul 09, 2021 06:58 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

A very interesting story.  Thank you for sharing it with us.

Jul 09, 2021 06:58 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

James,

The story behind the story of Peter Pan.  There are so many stories like these.  And they are fascinating.  A

Jul 09, 2021 07:11 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

That is very cool, and something I did not know. I love ready about new folks every day  from your posts. 

Jul 09, 2021 08:06 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- one of my favorite movies is Finding Neverland based on JM Barrie and the boys you mentioned above. I did not, however, know the rest of the story. 

Jul 09, 2021 09:59 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Quite an involved story here, and yet another bit of history education.

Jul 09, 2021 12:18 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

That was an interesting story of inspiration that I had never known before. Thank you for sharing James Dray 

Jul 09, 2021 03:52 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James I am so amazed how you discover these wonderful people from our lives, why don't they teach this in school?? I know they are too busy teaching divisiveness...Endre

Jul 09, 2021 10:37 PM