Charles Irwin Davy Jr

Aug 28, 1894

Born in Kingston, Ontario to Charles Irwin and Margaret (nee Bucknell) Davy


Aug 14, 1912

Volunteered for service with the (PWOR) Princess of Wales’ Own Rifles in Kingston

Ø  Service number 1635

Ø  Posted to “F” Company


May 10, 1913

Discharged from the PWOR


Nov 11, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Number 59244 (temporary number 58)

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. Charles Davy, mother, 50 O’Kill St., Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Line Man

Ø  Previous military experience given as 14th Regiment, Princess of Wales’ Own Rifles in Kingston

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Posted to “A” Company

o   He was later posted to the Transport Section


Mar 31, 1915

The Transport Section, along with horses and wagons, proceeded to England as an advance party to arrange for the arrival of the full battalion.

The battalion arrived in Devonport, England May 15, 1915 and reunited with the Transport Section in the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent where the battalion continued training


Jun 18, 1915

Attached to the 21st Battalion’s Headquarters Transport Section


Aug 28, 1915

Rejoined his regular transport duties in the West Sandling Camp from Headquarters Section


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Sep 18, 1916

While in billets near Albert, France, the area came under shell fire and Private Davy was moving the transport horses to a safer place when a horse bolted and knocked him down, stepping on his back causing a painful contusion.  He was first treated by the battalion’s Medical Officer


Oct 1, 1916

Admitted to the No. 2 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads PUO (Pyrexia of Unknown Origin), a fever without a known cause.  This was more commonly referred to as Trench Fever.  He was transferred the same day to a nearby CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Oct 2, 1916

Transferred to the No. 10 Canadian Field Ambulance at Vadencourt, France and placed in their rest camp


Oct 8, 1916

Admitted to the No. 16 General Hospital in Le Treport, France for treatment of his contused back


Oct 14, 1916

Transferred to the No. 3 Convalescent Depot to continue his recovery




Oct 18, 1916

Discharged from hospital and reported to the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France and posted to “A” Company for those recovering from wounds and illness


Dec 20, 1916

After leaving the base depot, Private Davy rejoined the 21st Battalion in Calonne, France


Dec 31, 1916

Granted 10 days leave


Jan 11, 1917

Rejoined the battalion in Calonne, France


Dec 6, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Oct 2, 1918

While the battalion was being held on the Hindenburg Support Line, Irwin Davy received a gun shot wound to his right leg and was admitted to the No. 30 Casualty Clearing Station for treatment


Oct 7, 1918

Transferred via the No. 27 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 22 Canadian General Hospital Camiers, France


Oct 13, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Ville de Liege


On arrival in England he was admitted to the 1st Eastern General Hospital in Cambridge

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) for pay purposes while in hospital




Jan 3, 1919

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Epsom


Mar 19, 1919

Discharged from hospital care and transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford

Granted 10 days sick leave


Mar 29, 1919

Joined the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Apr 8, 1919

Transferred to “P” Wing at Kinmel Park pending return to Canada


May 3, 1919

Embarked the SS Royal George in Liverpool



May 14, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario


May 16, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 279425

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 50 O’Kill St., Kingston, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 226 University Ave., Kingston, Ontario


Aug 21, 1920

Married to Vera Pearl Leslie in Kingston, Ontario


Feb 6, 1943

Charles Irwin Davy Jr. died in Huntingdon, Quebec and was buried in the Cataraqui Cemetery in Kingston, Ontario




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