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William George Foxton Davis

In memory of:

Private William George Foxton Davis

February 4, 1917

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)


156th Battalion

Additional Information


September 27, 1894
Wolford Township


June 30, 1916
Brockville, Ontario

Son of Thomas and Edith Davis, of Merrickville, Ontario. Native of Bishop's Mills, Ontario. He was a school teacher when he enlisted. There is a plaque in memory of Pte Davis on the pulpit of the United Church in Eastons Corners, Ontario. Information courtesy of Merrickville Memorial Project, May 2002.

Commemorated on Page 226 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Hampshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

AA. C1.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram March 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram March 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation Paper (front)
  • Merrickville Remembers– This project was sponsored jointly by the Canadian Legion Branch 245 and the Merrickville District Community Health Centre.  Serving on the Committee were Jack Jessop, Past President of Legion Branch 245;  Joyce McKay, who lost a brother in the Second World War;  Peter McKenna, Executive Director of Merrickville and District Community Health Centre;  and Jack Wilcox, who upon discharge from the Canadian Army in 1945, prepared the Sydney Academy Memorial Booklet honouring the students of the Academy who gave their lives in the Second World War.
  • Memorial Page– William Davis is honoured on page 10 of the Merrickville Remembers booklet, published in January 2003.

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