Ernest Davies

Ernest Davies


14613, Sergeant, Ernest Davies, 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.

Born in 1895 at Macclesfield, son of Emma Davies, of, 27, Poole Street, Macclesfield, his father had died very early in his life. Ernest was educated at Duke Street School and prior to enlisting was employed at Mr McLerie’s Slipper works in Sunderland Street, Macclesfield. He was formerly connected with the Brunswick Wesleyan Troop of Boy Scouts, and he attended regularly at the Brunswick Chapel and Sunday school.

When Ernest attested at Macclesfield, 01/09/1914, His occupation was slipper maker. He was five feet four and a half inch tall weighed 114lbs with a 35 inch chest measurement.

Ernest was drafted with the B.E.F. 26/09/1915, to France. He suffered gunshot wounds to his arm and right thigh, 08/07/1916, fighting at the Somme; this resulted in spending a period in hospital at Rouen.

On returning to the front, he was killed in action, fighting at the Somme, Tuesday, 10 October 1916, aged 19 years.

Medals: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Sergeant, Ernest Davies is buried at Courcelette British Cemetery, Somme, France. C.W.G.C.
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Also refer to

  • Macclesfield Troops pre WWI
  • Photos from Barnswood archive Macclesfield WW1
  • WWI List of Addresses Trevor Druce Macclesfield Reflects
  • ‘Big Hats, Shorts and Dyb Dyb Dyb’ – a history of Macclesfield and Congleton Scouts by Norman Gosling
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