John Davis 

February 12, 1911 - October 27, 2006

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John Davis was a remarkable individual who play a significant part in international affairs in the 1930's, 40's and 50's. In the 1960's and 70's he worked as General-secretary of Kent Council Social Services

Biographical account of John Davis's time in Malaya before, during and after World War II has been written by Margaret Shennan 
Our Man in Malaya   ISBN 978-0-7509-4710-7 

Our Man in Malaya

He married Helen Ouin and they had 5 children (Mary died early in life)

He was a supportive older cousin to Peter and Joan Dibdin writing to Peter at the time of the death of Lionel and Cecily Dibdin and subsequently being a source of advice to Joan. On many occasions she used to visit Helen and John at their home in Sussex.

Letter from John to Peter Dibdin