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  • Photograph published 26th October 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post. Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Carlton Nottingham
Ernest Alfred Davison was born in 1876 at Carlton, Nottingham and was the son of Sandford Tatham Davison and Elizabeth Davison nee Kershaw. His father Sandford Tatham was born in 1845 in Carlton and his mother Elizabeth Kershaw was born in 1852 in Lenton. They were married in 1874 at Nottingham and went on to have three children who were all born in Carlton: Sandford Kershaw Davison b1873, Ernest Alfred b1876 and Mary b1878. His father Sandford Tatham died on 2nd May 1884 aged 40 yrs; his death was recorded in the Arnold Registration District.
15 Sep 1916
41
1567034 - CWGC Website
1584
Private
(Eastern Ontario Rgt) Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment) He had served with the South Notts Hussars in the Boer war. Ernest served in France from 1914 and was killed in action on 15th September 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial.
Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 2 October 1916: ‘Davison. Killed in action, September 15th, 1916, Ernest A Davison, Canadian Infantry, served with SNH [South Notts Hussars] in Boer War, nephew of Sir John and the late Lady Robinson.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co) Nottingham Evening Post, 'Roll of Honour', 4th October 1916:- “DAVISON. – Killed in action, September 15th, 1916, Ernest A. Davison, Canadian Infantry, served with S.N.H. in Boer war, nephew of Sir John and the late Lady Robinson.” Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Pte Ernest A Davison Worksop Guardian 6 October 1916 'News has been received of the death in action on September 15th of Pte Ernest Davison of the Canadian Force, a grandson of the late Dr. Davison, of Carlton-on-Trent, and a nephew of Sir John Robinson, of Worksop Manor, and of the late Mr Arthur Cleaver, a former Mayor of Nottingham. Born at Carlton, he was engaged in business locally, but volunteered for active service in the Boer War, and went through that Campaign with the South Notts Hussars. A few years ago, he went out to Canada, to a business appointment, but when the present war began he offered is services to his Country, and came across the seas with the first Canadian contingent. He had been out at the Western front since Christmas, 1914, and had taken part in many engagements. The deceased was well known in Nottingham and the district.' The above report was also published in the Retford and Worksop Herald & North Notts Advertiser, 10 October 1916.
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  • Photograph published 26th October 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post. Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Ernest Alfred Davison - Photograph published 26th October 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post. Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918