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Le Touquet Railway Crossing Cemetery, Belgium Le Touquet Railway Crossing Cemetery, Belgium
First Name: Ivor Charles Last Name: DAVIS
Date of Death: 08/11/1914 Lived/Born In: Richmond-upon-Thames
Rank: Corporal Unit: Rifle Brigade1
Memorial Site: Richmond-upon-Thames Memorial

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Le Touquet Railway Crossing Cemetery, Belgium


From 22nd October through to 10th November, the 1st Rifle Brigade battalion of 11 Brigade, 4th Division were holding the line at Le Touquet while the rest of the Brigade was in trenches at nearby Ploegsteert Wood. On 7th November the enemy made a strong attack in the early morning mist against 4th Division, sending in eight battalions against 11 Brigade. At Le Touquet, 1st Rifle Brigade were heavily shelled, and at 3.30pm there was a strong infantry attack on their positions after the Germans had sapped quite close.  The fierce fighting continued on the following day, 8th November, when the Germans made a determined effort to tunnel beneath the wire in front of British line, immediately east of the railway. But once again the defences of 1st Rifle Brigade held firm despite further casualties, including Ivor Davis.

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