Leeds Mercury – Thursday 24 April 1919
Ex Soldier and his Wife
Gertrude Davies, of Darfield, yesterday at Barnsley, obtained a separation order, of 25s per week against her husband Owen Davies, whom she alleged continually assaulted her when in drink.
Defendant, a discharged soldier, denied his wife’s allegations, and said that he was willing to maintain his two children, but would not pay a penny piece to his wife.
Complainant was given the custody of the children, one whom stated that her father, holding a carving knife, and her mother out of the house.