Saturday, 17 March 2012

Private Hugh Charles Davis

Born on 4 December 1893 in Gananoque, Ontario - husband of Edna Davis, Syracuse, New York - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as electrician, married, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 June 1915 (number 410074) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 15 or 17 October 1916 - invalided to England on 21 October 1916.

Died on 8 April 1952 - buried in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario.

(Updated with photo of Private Davis' headstone in Beechwood Cemetery).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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