Other names: Edward Frederick
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetCann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Edward Frederick Davis was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1898 and baptised at St. James Church on 3 Apr 1898 the son of Frederick Davis and Emily Davis (nee Jenkins). He lived all his short life in and around Shaftesbury his last address being Nr. Cherry Orchard Farm, Foyle Hill, Cann, Shaftesbury. He enlisted and (according to the family) joined the Inniskilling Fusiliers as a Private (Service No. 41676) however his medal record at the time of his discharge on 24 Jan 1919 by reason of ill-health shows he was with the Somerset Light Infantry (Service No. 37133). There are no records available to show if he was transferred at any time. It is not known in which theatre of war he served in but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He died in Shaftesbury, Dorset, at the very early age of 32 years in 1930. His brothers, Harry Davis and Charles Davis also served but died whereas his other brothers, William Robert Davis and Frank Davis, served and survived.