Ernest Walter Davey signature

On this day in 1915 Ernest Walter Davey signed up in Montreal. He was a banker, the son of Edward Davey and Frances (née Smith), born May 5th, 1891 in Deseronto. The day before he enlisted, Davey married Gladys Cook in Toronto, where they were living at 433 Indian Grove.

On enlisting, Davey was five feet three inches tall, with a fair complexion, grey eyes and dark hair. His regimental number was MCG1776 and he joined the 2nd University Company.

Davey survived the war and had two children with Gladys, but he died of pneumonia in Timiskaming, Ontario on January 27th, 1922. At the time of his death, he was a commercial traveller. Gladys got remarried in Timiskaming in 1928, to Harry Stanford Worth.

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