10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
02/12/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Robert Davison was a son of Robert and Sarah Jane Davison. Robert was born at Lisalbanagh, Moneymore on 8th November 1896. The family had a farm in Lisalbanagh, Brackaghslievegallion, Moneymore, County Londonderry. Robert worked for a time as a Draper's Assistant He volunteered for active service on the outbreak of war and enlisted at Finner Camp in County Donegal, joining ‘D’ Company of the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 24th September 1914. Private Robert Davison served in France and saw much fighting, and was twice gassed, being invalided home.He returned to France after a short leave in July 1917. He was then wounded while in action at Ypres on 10th August. Private Robert Davison died of an illness on 2nd December 1917 at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone, on 2nd December 1917.
The graveyard lies in the centre of Moneymore on the main road between Cookstown and Magherafelt. It is situated at the crossroads with Fairhill / Circular Road.There is one Commonwealth burial of the 1914-1918 war here, Private Robert Davison.