Great War Dundee
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- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: 2899/ST
- Rank: Trimmer
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: H.M.S. Halcyon
- Unit/Ship: Royal Naval Reserve
- Place of Death:
- Age at Death: 29
- Date of Death: 13.03.1917
- Burial Country: Scotland
- Cemetery: Peterhead Old Churchyard
- Grave/Mem Ref no: C.16.489.
- Date of Birth: 29.02.1887
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 26 Wellington Street, Dundee
Isabella Willcox, 41 Windmill St, Peterhead
More about Douglas Davidson
The third HMS Halcyon was a Dryad-Class torpedo Gunboat of the Royal Navy. Once described as “perhaps the smallest and least formidable vessel that ever crept into the ‘Navy List,’ “, she was launched in 1894 and was put up for sale before World War I. She was recommissioned in 1913, was converted to a minesweeper and served under the orders of the Admiral Commanding Coast Guard and Reserves. She was sold for breaking in 1919.
Information supplied by Gary Thomson
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