George William Davison

George William Davison WW1

George William Davison and his wife Margaret.

Photograph courtesy of Audrey Moses.


George William Davison was born September 9, 1891 in Blackhill, Co. Durham. He was the son of Thomas and Dorothy Davison. Thomas senior had died by the1911 census. Dorothy had had 6 children, 1 of whom had died. George William was working as a Metal Breaker at the Blast furnace. The family were living at 9, East Parade, Consett.

George William was 20 years 2 months old when he joined the Territorial Army November 30, 1911. He joined the 6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. George William was 5' 8" tall, had a fresh complexion, brown eyes and auburn hair. He was Private 350213. On his Discharge March 10, 1917 he had served 5 years 111 days. George William became Lance Corporal.

George William continued with the Durham Light Infantry from July 17, 1920 to August 20, 1921 and June 27, 1922 to June 26, 1926. He had a new number, 4441967. From the Medical History of 1922 he was 30 years 291 days old. He was a crane driver. He was now 5'8 1/2" tall and weighed 156 lbs.

George was married Margaret Ellen and lived in Consett.

George William Davison is the father of Audrey Moses of Aycliffe and Vivien Laws and Rita Swanwick of Newton Aycliffe.