After Spending 87 Years Of His Life As Male, This WWII Veteran Revealed Something Shocking

The soldier who served in the WWII.

The soldier who served in the WWII.

After serving people as a British soldier from April 1945 to April 1948 in the World War II, Patricia Davies spent 87 years of her life as a male to the outside world.
All the while, she was known as 'Peter' to everyone else.

When did she discover her true self?

When did she discover her true self?

Davies had realised she was a transgender at the age of three.
She told the Daily Mirror, "I knew a girl called Patricia, and I decided I wanted to be known by that name but it didn't stick."

What kept her from coming out in the open?

What kept her from coming out in the open?

Well, consider yourself lucky for you were not born a transgender in earlier times.
She was born at a time when transgenders were ostracised and given 'electric shock therapy' as a treatment measure, which unfortunately wasn't an ideal solution.

Patricia was smart enough to keep her mouth shut as she knew that the consequences would be disastrous.
She feared of being abused and tortured by others.

According to the Huffington Post, "I had to keep my mouth shut about being transgender, you couldn't flaunt that as that would have been a disaster," she said.
"I would have been classed as homosexual, which would have caused problems in the Army.
I would have ended up in prison.
But I got through it."

Her married life.

Her married life.

Davies was 21 when she got married and lived with her wife for 63 long years.
Her wife passed away six years ago but Davies still wears her wedding ring.
As per the Independent, "I was 60 when it all came pouring out to my wife, she was very sympathetic and helped me all the way but we agreed to keep it quiet," Davies said.
"She used to buy me jewelry and she would call me Patricia.
I kept it a complete secret."

A sitcom changed her life.

A sitcom changed her life.

Davies saw a BBC sitcom "Boy Meets Girl" that features transgender characters and realized that the world has progressed to an extent where people are more open and would accept her as a transgender.
"It's not 100 percent safe now but it's much better than it was.
People that I have told seem to be very accommodating and haven't thrown abuse at me," Davies said, according to HuffPost UK.
"I'm known to pretty much all the old faces in the village.
I'm quite content now and I wear a skirt and blouse.
I don't wear men's clothes anymore."

Being herself!

Being herself!

The 90-year-old is now taking female hormones estrogen for a smooth transition into a woman.
She has revealed her true gender identity to her neighbors and friends and is happy getting positive responses.
Everyone responded saying that: "don't worry, as long as you're happy."

The weight has been lifted!

The weight has been lifted!

Davies feels that a weight has been lifted off her shoulders.
"I was living a lie," she said.
She is happy about being able to live her true self finally and no more cares about what anybody else thinks.
"If people don't like what they see, then I don't care.
But no one seems to be causing me any trouble.
Nobody questions it though.
Nobody seems to bat an eyelid, they accept me as I am."

Enjoying the new lease on life!

Enjoying the new lease on life!

She has joined a Women's institute and socialises with them.
"I'm having a great time.
I have a new lease on life," says Patricia Davies.

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