Sgt
Sidney Charles Davey

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortedatum:
18/04/1891
Geboorteplaats:
Barnham, Thetford, Norfolk, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Landbouwer

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Strijdmacht:
Canadian Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Sergeant
Service nummer:
886126
Dienstneming datum:
09/12/1915
Dienstneming plaats:
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Eenheden:
 —  Canadian Infantry, 46th Bn. (South Saskatchewan)  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
28/10/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
No. 44 Casualty Clearing Station, Nine Elms, Poperinge, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Died of wounds (D.O.W.)
Leeftijd:
26

Begraafplaats

Nine Elms British Cemetery
Plot: VII
Rij: E
Graf: 2

Onderscheidingen en medailles 3

Extra informatie

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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