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487453   Private James Davison
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 19/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Eastern Ontario Regiment, Canadian Light Infantry (Princess Patricia) (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 03/06/1887
Died: 31/10/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 30
Private James Davison was born on 3rd June 1887. He was the son of Andrew and Clara Davison, of Drumrot, Moneymore, County Londonderry who moved to Vancouver, British Columbia. James lived and worked in Calgary, Canada as a travelling salesman before his enlistment. He died on 31st October 1917 and is buried in Grave 8-B-20 at Nine Elms Cemetery, Belgium. He is commemorated on Moneymore War Memorial (Assembly Rooms) and First Presbyterian Roll of Honour, Moneymore.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Nine Elms British Cemetery
  Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave 8-B-20
CWGC Casualty 136538
Nine Elms British Cemetery is located west of Poperinge on the Helleketelweg, a road leading from the N33 Poperinge ring road. From Ieper follow the signs to Poperinge. At the traffic lights at the end of the expressway turn left onto the Poperinge ring road, the Europalaan. Follow the ring road to the roundabout and take the second exit. At the next roundabout take the second exit, follow the ring road and take the first turning on the left, the Helleketelweg. The cemetery is along here on the left.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Moneymore War Memorial Moneymore
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 227
References and Links
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1 1901 Canadian Census lists Davison family Lists James as age 13 living with the family in The Territories, Alberta, Strathcona West
2 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private James Davison
3 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private James Davison
4 Chilliwack Museum Brief details of Private James Davison
5 Chilliwack Progress 17 Jan 1918 Newspaper Report of Private James Davison's death
6 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private James Davison's death
7 Gravestone photo of Private James Davison
8 James Davison Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (42 no.)
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023