Other names: Ernest George
Locations in this story: Ashmore, Shaftesbury, DorsetSurbiton, SurreyMaldon, SurreyKingston upon Thames, Surrey
Story: Ernest George Davidge was born in Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 31 Oct 1894 and baptised there on 23 Dec 1894 the son of David Davidge and Matilda Davidge (nee Chapman). He lived his early life in Noad Road, Ashmore. He had obtained employment with the London & South Western Railway on 18 Jun 1914 as a Porter. He had enlisted and joined the Royal Berkshire Regiment as a Private (later Lance Corporal) (Service No. 33281). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Alice Mabel Fox at St. Matthew's Church, Surbiton, Surrey, on 6 Nov 1920. He had resumed his employment with the railway and by the time of the 1939 Register was living at 31 Cambridge Road, Maldon, Surrey, working as a Railway Guard. His death was recorded at 21 Wolverton Road, Kingston upon Thames, on 11 May 1958.