The Henry Davy and Ernest Charles Davy memoirs entails the experiences of Henry Davy recounting his day-to-day life and occurring events whilst fighting during the land wars in Taranaki. The memoir of Ernest Charles Davy who was born in 1880s recalls his life and experiences during World War 1. Both Henry and Ernest were descendants of Lleyson Hopkin Davy who was a retired soldier (Captain of the Indian Army), Lleyson arrived in New Plymouth, New Zealand on the 'Amelia Thompson' in 1841 with his son Henry Davy.
J. Mccallum and D. Holman presented to the University of Waikato Library one box with the memoirs, family tree, correspondence and background papers for the Davy family. The content holds a handwritten description (by Henry Davy) of Land Wars and typed description (by Ernest Charles Davy) of life in Taranaki and Waikato