Matthew
J.
Davies


MATTHEW JOHN DAVIES JR. was born on January 6, 1932 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania to Mary B. and Matthew Davies. By 1947 the family had moved to Camden, where they lived at 942 Pearl Street. The elder Davies worked as a buffer. The Davies family maintained a presence at the Pearl Street address as late as 1980.

Matthew J. Davies was was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on November 23, 1956 and reported for duty at Engine Company 11 on the December 1. He was promoted to Captain on August 16, 1963 and to Battalion Chief on December 31, 1968.

 

Matthew Davies retired from the Camden Fire Department on December 1, 1981. His father had moved to the Williamstown area and died on August 29, 1993. Last a resident of Maple Shade New Jersey, Matthew J. Davies died on January 7, 1994.


Engine Company 11
Photo by Bob Bartosz

Engine Company 11, rough and dirty after another working fire at the old "starch works" on Lemuel Avenue in East Camden. From left Fire Fighters Phil Stinger, Jack Schott, Herb Baxter, Bill O'Connor and Matt Davies. Circa 1957


The Firehouse Family
Engine Company 11 - 1958
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Photo by Bob Bartosz

Seated, From left: Fireman Matthew Davies, Fireman Frank Deal, Captain Edwin Robbins; Fireman William D. O'Connor. 
Standing: Fireman Harry J. Allebach, who retired February 1, 1958.


Photo by Bob Bartosz


 


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