Contributed by: Paul D. Taylor, on 2008-12-26
|Year of Birth||Unknown|
|Year of Death||Unknown|
|Regiment||Durham Light Infantry|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Seaham, Durham|
Private Leslie Davison, 22nd DLI.
"died of war wounds"
Younger brother of Cpl. Robert William Davison.
Believed to have been a Seaham coal miner before the war.
Wounded at Hattencourt on the St. Quentin front, 25/03/18 but survived through the aid of his brother although this resulted in both brothers being captured in the incident.
(See history of Corporal R. W. Davison, 22nd DLI).
In peacetime, his war experiences left their mark on Leslie: his health was never strong and he became a heavy drinker. Still, he married and he and his wife raised a son and a daughter.
In the mid 1930's Leslie died aged 40, his war wounds playing a part in his early demise. Tragically Leslie's son, named Robert after his uncle, was killed just a few years later at the age of 19: he died in France in his first action of the 1939-45 war.
Leslie (seated), a private in the 22nd DLI (Pioneers) together with his elder brother Bob, a corporal in the same battalion.