Sgt Davey Sidney Charles

  • Date of birth: 18/04/1891
  • Place of birth: Barnham, Thetford, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • 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
  • Profession: Farmer
  • Religion: Unknown
  • Country: England, United Kingdom
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Service number: 886126
  • Enlistment date: 09/12/1915
  • Enlistment place: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Last known unit: Canadian Infantry, 46th Bn. (South Saskatchewan)
  • Force: Canadian Expeditionary Force

Cemetery

Distinctions and medals 3

British War Medal Medal
Military Medal and Bar Medal
Victory Medal Medal

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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