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Old 13-06-2012, 09:44 PM
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While doing some research, I came across a Robert Davison who was killed in action 08/10/1918 serving in the 1st Bttn Northumberlands. His place of residence is given as 'Spylo', and I wondered if this could be a phonetic rendering of 'Spy Law' (which would make him a local lad).
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Old 14-06-2012, 12:00 PM
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It's a difficult one, I see the entry in 'soldiers died in the great war' has the 'Spylo' reference, but he's not on the Alnmouth War Memorial. Might be worth checking through the absent voters lists on the site, (or Woodhorn for the rest) as he is a late enough casualty to be on them.


Now how do you like bizarre coincidences? I too have exactly the same problem with a soldier killed in the great war - wait for it - Private Robert Davison of the Northumberland Fusiliers! mine was assumed killed 14th November 1916 with the 7th Battalion.

I got the death certificate for mine to reveal his age (20) but it hasn't helped to positivley identify him, or where he was from.

Probably the best route for both these Robert Davisons is the obituary notices from the time in the north east newspapers.
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