Name: Frederick Davison
Regiment/service: Royal Engineers
Paul Allen writes:
Frederick (‘Fred’) was the eldest of five children of Martha (‘Pattie’) and Stephen Davison, who was variously employed as a ‘coal porter, labourer’, and by the turn of the century as a ‘greengrocer’, the family living in Scarborough at 54 North Street. 
The four brothers, Fred, Valentine, Albert and Stephen Davison, each served in the army: the Royal Engineers, Machine Gun Corps, the Leicestershire Regiment and the Yorkshire Regiment respectively. Albert Davison was killed in action but the other three brothers survived to return to Scarborough following their demobilisation in 1919.
 At the time of the 1901 Census the Davison family were residing in the house in North Street and consisted of Stephen (the eldest son of Rouse and Hannah Davison), aged 42 years, Martha, 39 years, Frederick, 16 years, employed as a ‘joiners apprentice’, Valentine, 15 years, employed as a ‘painters lad’, Amy aged 13, Albert aged 10, and Stephen aged 9. All were born in Scarborough except for Martha Davison, who was born in the Lincolnshire village of Glentworth.