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House Dr WJF Davis: Savernake
Johannesburg, Gauteng

LECK and EMLEY: Architect

Street:13 Jubilee Rd

Transcription of the Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust Plaque mounted on the street boundary wall.


This house was designed by architects, Leck and Emley, in 1904 for Dr W.T.F. "Billy" Davies, D.S.O., Surgeon-Major, Imperial Light Horse Regiment. Twice mentioned in dispatches, Davies served as both a combatant and a medical officer and won the Distinguished Service Order during the Siege of Ladysmith. In 1906-7 as Lieutenant Colonel, he commanded the regiment.

Alterations were done to the house in 1939 by John FASSLER for Bernard Price. It is now the residence of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand.

(Van der Waal 1972:22)

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.