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    Hi,

    Still try to find out more about Sgt. George Davison ....... DOB or his hometown.

    954272 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - George Davison - RAFVR - Age .. - INJ/POW
    Sgt. G. Davison was confined in Hospital due injuries, no POW No. ......
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    Hello

    Davison's P.o.W. number was 27007.

    He and fellow crew member William Bassington Watt were reported as P.o.W.s in the Sunderland Echo of October 8th 1942:

    Sergt. G. Davison (22), R.A.F., 53 Forster Street, and Sergt. W. B. Watt (30), R.A.F.V.R., 77 Forster Street (late of Robinson Street) reported missing, are now reported to be prisoners of war in Germany.

    A family tree on ancestry.co.uk records that Davison was born at Sunderland on December 13th 1919, and died at Roker, Sunderland, on May 26th 1977. The National Probate Calendar records that he was still living in Forster Street, but now at number 60. He had been repatriated from Germany in September 1944.

    Again from ancestry.co.uk, Watt was also born in Sunderland on April 20th 1912, and died there in 1984.

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    Simon

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    PATS1950, Hi,
    George Davison
    Not had much success with this one.
    TNA AIR 78 confirms that a George (no other forename(s) listed) Davison Enlisted with the number 954272.
    Mid-Jan 1940 (possible date) Enlisted RAFVR 954272 in Block 935000-964999 Cardington 1-Sep-39 to 31-Mar-40.
    IF (rpt IF) he Enlisted when he was 18 then his birth year would be 1922.
    FREEBMD has 16 x George Davison registered in E&W in the years 1921-23. 12 of those (75%!!) are registered in a small area of the NE coast between Hartlepool and Ashington!!! So it would seem that his birth location might well be in that area?
    The local papers/media and/or the local branch of the Family History Society might produce something, unless any of the other bmd experts can extract something from the woodwork!!!
    HTH
    Peter Davies
    PS Simon came up with the goods!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited by Resmoroh; 8th November 2019 at 11:59. Reason: Last sentence
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    Quote Originally Posted by wwrsimon View Post
    Hello

    Davison's P.o.W. number was 27007.

    He and fellow crew member William Bassington Watt were reported as P.o.W.s in the Sunderland Echo of October 8th 1942:

    Sergt. G. Davison (22), R.A.F., 53 Forster Street, and Sergt. W. B. Watt (30), R.A.F.V.R., 77 Forster Street (late of Robinson Street) reported missing, are now reported to be prisoners of war in Germany.

    A family tree on ancestry.co.uk records that Davison was born at Sunderland on December 13th 1919, and died at Roker, Sunderland, on May 26th 1977. The National Probate Calendar records that he was still living in Forster Street, but now at number 60. He had been repatriated from Germany in September 1944.

    Again from ancestry.co.uk, Watt was also born in Sunderland on April 20th 1912, and died there in 1984.

    Regards

    Simon
    Simon and Resmoroh, thanks for the good info

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