Novelist. Author of APSARAS and tales from the beautiful Saigh Valley. First person to quantify spiritual values.

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Monday 17 August 2009

FAQ 1 How did I get my name?

Frequently Asked Question?

Where did my name KEVILL DAVIES come from?

As far as I know I am the only person in the world with a first name, 'KEVILL'.It derives from a family name 'Kevill-Davies' which in turn comes from two families, 'Davies' and 'Kevill' (Keville), the latter being recorded from Norman Conquest times.

My father, James Harold Davies fought in Burma during World War II under a Captain Peter Kevill-Davies. The officer died in particularly heroic circumstances and my father resolved to call his first born son, Kevill, in his honour.

My father spoke very little of his war life, although he served in many theatres including being present at the relief of Belsen-Burgen concentration camp. Although not decorated during the war, my father's services to his regiment was recognised in his being awarded the British Empire Medal in 1956.

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