Other names: Ernest George
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersVerwood, DorsetPoole, Dorset
Story: Ernest George Davis was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 15 Jun 1889 the son of James John Davis and Maria Davis (nee Russell). He lived all his early life in the Shaftesbury area. He married Ada Adams at St. James' Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1909 and they set up home in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where Ernest worked as a Domestic Gardener. He had enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 12459). He served in France and Flanders from 13 Jul 1915 and was later transferred to the Labour Corps (Service No. 625940). On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 'Sunnycott', Manor Lane, Verwood, Dorset, working as a Kitchen Gardener. His death was recorded in Poole, Dorset, during 1964. His brother, John Richard Davis, also served in the conflict and their names were mentioned on a Roll of Honour published in the St. James' Church, Shaftesbury, Parish Magazine in Nov 1918. His other brother, Percival James Davis, also served and survived the conflict.