Sgt
Sidney Charles Davey

Information about birth

Date of birth:
18/04/1891
Place of birth:
Barnham, Thetford, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

General information

Profession:
Farmer

Army information

Country:
England, United Kingdom
Force:
Canadian Expeditionary Force
Rank:
Sergeant
Service number:
886126
Enlistment date:
09/12/1915
Enlistment place:
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Units:
 —  Canadian Infantry, 46th Bn. (South Saskatchewan)  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
28/10/1917
Place of death:
No. 44 Casualty Clearing Station, Nine Elms, Poperinge, Belgium
Cause of death:
Died of wounds (D.O.W.)
Age:
26

Cemetery

Nine Elms British Cemetery
Plot: VII
Row: E
Grave: 2

Distinctions and medals 3

Additional information

Sgt. Sidney Charles Davey was part of the 46th Battalion Canadian Infantry, 10th Canadian Brigade, 4th Canadian Division. On 26 October he took part in the Second Battle of Passchendaele (Third Battle of Ypres – Battle of Passchendaele). The 10th Canadian Brigade attacked with the 46th Battalion Canadian Infantry north of the Ypres Roulers Railway. The jumping off line was situated in the line Heine House, Hillside Farm and Ypres Roulers Railway. They consolidated most of their objective under heave enemy shelling, including mopping up Decline Copse. The 46th battalion was eventually driven back due to German counter attacks and established a new frontline closer to their jumping off line. Of the 420 men of the 46th Battalion who were on the start line at zero hour, around 70% became casualties. Sidney Charles Davey was wounded during this attack, a shrapnel wound to the head and gunshot wound in arm, and taken back to No. 4 Casualty Clearing Station where he succumb to his wounds two days later. He was buried at Nine Elms British Cemetery where he is still remembered today.

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