Edward Milner Davison


About Edward Milner

  • Name
    Edward Milner
  • Initials
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
  • Birth town
  • Resided town
    Thornbury, Bradford
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
  • Date of death
  • Married
  • Occupation
    Wool Buyer - post war

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
  • Rank
  • Regiment
    Royal Field Artillery


Edward Milner Davison was one of five children born to Joseph and Emma Davison. He was born in 1897 at Bradford and the family lived in 10 Thornhill Place, Thornbury.

Service records could not be located for Edward, but he passed through Peterborough East Station and signed the visitors’ book on 21 July 1916.  His entry reveals he was a Gunner in the Royal Field Artillery based in Norwich.  His medal card states he was promoted to Lance Corporal and was awarded the Allied Victory and British War medals.  It is not known where he served overseas.

In June 1923, Edward married Edith Drake in Thornbury, however research indicates that in 1932 he re-married Alletta, who was ten years younger than Edward.

Edward became a wool merchant and appears to have settled in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, with Aletta.   Between 1932 and 1936 he made four trips from Eastern Cape to the UK, two of which, he was accompanied by Aletta.  He gave his parents address in Bradford as his UK destination and South Africa as his place of residence.  In 1954 Edward and Aletta travelled to the UK with two sons, Milner (14) and Edward Pieter (9).  Still a wool merchant, he was working for, or perhaps visiting, Thomas Ensor & Sons, a glove manufacturers in Dorset.

We are unable to trace any death records for Edward and therefore he may have died in South Africa.

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