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Private William Davison

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Private William Davison

Birth
North Cowton, Richmondshire District, North Yorkshire, England
Death 27 Dec 1915 (aged 21–22)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot No Known Grave; names is listed on Panel 55 to 58.
Memorial ID 56007766 View Source
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Private William Davison. 16790.
6th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment.
Died at Sea 27 December 1915.
Born North Cowton (near Darlington), Enlisted Darlington, Resided North Cowton.
He died on-board RMS Aquitania and was buried at sea. During WWI, the Aquitania was transformed firstly into an auxiliary cruiser and next into a troop transport and hospital ship, notably as part of the Dardanelles Campaign.
He is commemorated in South Cowton Churchyard on the headstone of his brother, Private Frederick Davison, who also served in the Yorkshire Regiment.


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