DAVISON, EARL ALEXANDER

Birthdate
Birthplace
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Age
22
Parents
Son of William Alexander and Myrtle Ida Davison (adopted by John and Janet Davison of Guelph, Ontario, Canada)
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Student
Service number
A/65746
Engagement
1941-09-09
Disembarked
1944-09-07, France
Date of death
1944-10-13
Died
Died of wounds, Belgium
Force
Rank
Awards
Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Plot 4 | Row A | Grave 9

"IN DEAR MEMORY. MAY GOD MAKE US WORTHY OF HIS GREAT SACRIFICE. MOTHER, MYRTLE AND BILL"

Military grave
Additional info

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.

DAVISON, EARL ALEXANDER
Couple standing next to E.A. Davison's military grave in Eeklo, Belgium.

SOURCE: VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA