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Tracing the final battle of Private Davison 9-9-16


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Private Davison is remembered at the Thiepval memorial.

His details as follows

Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers

Unit Text: 27th (Tyneside Irish) Bn.

Age: 22

Date of Death: 09/09/1916

Service No: 2028

From my research on the brilliant Long Long trail website, it seems he would have joined 4th Tyneside Irish Batallion within 103 brigade, attached to 34th division (possibly later attached to 37th division in August 1916.)

From the date he was killed in action, it seems he would have been at the battle of Ginchy, however the list of units listed on the Long Long trail site for this battle does not seem to include his division(s).

Anybody able to clarify for me please ?

Many thanks

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Have you tried checking the War Diary?

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From Westlake's British Battalions on the Somme,

To Peake Wood in support(1/9). Began tours in the front line. New Trench constructed in No Man's Land(9/9). Releived and to Contalmaison(10/9).

Another source I have gives the 103rd Brigade's attachment to the 37th Division as 7th July to 21st August 1916.

regards Stuart.

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