Davies, Edward Ross
Edward Ross Davies was born on 8 September 1893 to parents Duncan Chisholm and Mary Margaret MacLeod. The 1901 census indicates he has two older brothers, John A. born in 1887 and James W born in 1890.
When he attested for service with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, he listed his occupation as a student.
When Davies attested on 5 October 1916, he listed previous service of three years Canadian Signal Corps, two years 78th Regiment and nine months with a Composite Battalion.
He joined the Signal Training Depot where he underwent further training. He embarked to proceed overseas on 11 April 1917 and arrived in England on 22 April where he joined the Canadian Engineer Training Depot at Crowborough. He proceeded to France and joined the Signal Pool on 13 July 1917 with whom he remained until be transferred to the 3rd Canadian Divisional Signal Company on 14 November 1917. Some records indicate he was a member of No. 3 section which was attached to the 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade.
Davies continued to serve with the unit until 13 February 1919 when he proceed to England. He departed for Canada on 15 March and arrived in Halifax on the 25th. His services no longer being necessary, he was discharged on 31 March 1919.
He married Irene Jeanette MacLeod. They had a son, also Edward Ross Davies, who was born in 1934.
Davies died in 1974 and is buried at Gladstone Cemetery, Four Mile Brook, Pictou County, Nova Scotia.
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