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Roll of Honour

Hartlepool seafarers lost at sea

Davison, Alfred

3rd Engineer
7, Vistoria Place, Hartlepool

Lost when the steamship Maltby, of West Hartlepool, was toprpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean, on February 26th, 1918.

Alfred Davison was born 1887, the son of Anthony Davison, a fisherman from Hartlepool, and Mary Ann Davison (nee Dwyer), from London. He was baptised at St. Hilda's Church, Hartlepool on June 12th, 1887. The family's address at this time is 14, Chapel Street, Hartlepool.

The 1891 Census shows Anthony (who later became a ferryman, and in 1901 was made a Church of England Sexton), and Mary still at this address, with their seven children; Mary A.A. (aged 15), Eliza (13), James (10), Ben (10), Lizzy (6), Alfred (3), and Ettie (1).

The 1911 Census lists Alfred as a sea-going Engineer, one of eight surviving children from a total of ten. His brother James also served in the Merchant Navy. 
Another brother, Benjamin, was killed in action on October 8th, 1918 while serving with the Royal Horse and Field Artillery as a bombardier, and was buried at Ypres.

Memorial records show that Alfred was living at 7, Victoria Place, Hartlepool, very probably his parents’ home, at the time of his death.