DICQ, THOMAS FREDERICK BENJAMIN DAVIS (1867-1942) Benefactor
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Born at Havre des Pas, the son of a ship's carpenter and a choirboy at St. Luke's Church, at 14 Davis went to sea. After an accident he was presumed drowned but was, in fact, picked up and returned to St. Luke's Church in time to attend his own memorial service. Settling later in S. Africa, he became the wealthy owner of several stevedoring services. Then he spent much of his time in Jersey, racing his yacht "Westward" and being a generous benefactor to the Island. Most of his gifts were in memory of his son, Howard, killed in the 1914-18 War. They include Trinity's Howard Davis Farm, St. Saviour's Howard Davis Park, Victoria College's Howard Davis Hall and the States' Howard Davis Scholarship. The plaque reads:- "T.B.F. DAVIS, BENEFACTOR AND YACHTSMAN, 1867-1942, WAS BORN NEAR HERE."