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15452   Private Robert Davison
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 08/11/1896
Died: 02/12/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 21
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Desertlyn St John COI Graveyard
  Moneymore, Co Londonderry, 
Grave Ref: Grave 355
CWGC Casualty 661715
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.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Moneymore War Memorial Moneymore
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 232
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1 1901 Census lists Davison family 1901 census lists Robert as age 4 at house 5 in Lisalbanagh, Brackaghslievegallion, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Davison family 1911 census lists Robert as age 15 at house 6 in Lisalbanagh, Brackagh Slieve Gallion, Londonderry
3 Diamond War Memorial Project Private Robert Davison died of wounds at Folkestone
4 Facebook - War Graves Ulster Project Photo of Private Robert Davison's grave
5 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
7 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of Private Robert Davison can be purchased here.
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