Ernest John Davies (MM)

Name

Ernest John Davies (MM)

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

16/08/1917
35

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Sergeant
528536
Royal Engineers
8th Signal Company

Awards

Not Yet Researched
Military Medal

Cemetery/Memorial

TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Panel 8 and 162.
Belgium

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
All Saints Church Memorial, Hertford
Hertford Working Men’s Club (Now Sloppy Joe’s Bar)

Pre War

Born in 1883 in Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire son of E J Davies and Mrs. Mary Ashley (formerly Davies) and living there in 1891 and 1901. He was a solicitor’s clerk; husband of Blanche Wikmore Davies, of Ely House, 97 Ware Road, Hertford. He later lived at “Mena”, Fairfax Road, Hertford. He became Chief Clerk at the County Education Office.

Wartime Service

He enlisted on 1 Apr 1908 at Hertford as 1924 Private in the Hertfordshire Territorials and attended annual training camp. He was embodied as Sergeant on 5 Aug 1914 in the 1st Hertfordshires and was transferred to Royal Engineers on 16 Jan 1915. He was a signalling instructor. He embarked with the British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on 18 Jul 1915 and arrived at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli on 20 Aug 1915 and was then discharged on 14 Apr 1916 after 8 years’ service. He appears to have rejoined and was killed in action in Belgium.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox