One sheet in his service records reads: "Earl Davison was the adopted son of William Alexander Davison and Myrtle Ida Davison, who having died. Earl was given to Janet Davison. Mother of William Davison."
Qualified Driver Mechanic Class 1.
Wounded on October 10, 1944. Died of wounds 3 days later. Multiple splinter wounds in the back.
His soldier's service and pay book notes the address of a woman named Regina Kouwijzer, Zandstraat 11, Hulst, Netherlands.
His brother (although not sure if he was his full blood brother) Alexander Russell Davison A/19443, Sapper, Royal Canadian Engineers, 11 Field Coy. was killed in action during Dieppe Raid on August 19, 1942. An eye-witness reports that he was shot in the back between the shoulder blades and the bullet exited through his throat. This said, his body was never found back. He is enlisted on panel 23, column 2 at the Brookwood 1939-1945 memorial.
Couple standing next to E.A. Davison's military grave in Eeklo, Belgium.
SOURCE: VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA