This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
John Alexander Campbell Davidson
- Date of enlistment: April 1915
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 22263
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
- Unit/Ship: 17th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 20
- Date of Death: 30.07.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 6D & 7D
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 10 Garland Pl, Dundee
- Occupation: Maxwell's Engineers Ltd, St Andrew's St, Dundee
Jessie Davidson, 16 Bell St, Dundee
David (twin brother of John) Ann & Ernest
More about John Alexander Campbell Davidson
John has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
John Campbell Davidson 22263 Royal Scots
DUNDEE SIGNALLER KILLED BY SHELL.
Signaller John Campbell Davidson, Royal Scots, son of Mr and Mrs Davidson, 10 Garland Place, Dundee, has been killed in action.
His parents have received a letter from the commanding officer of his battalion, which states that Signaller Davidson and a comrade were killed by the bursting of a shell in their dug-out while they were engaged transmitting messages. Signaller Davidson, who was 20 years of age, enlisted in April of last year, and had been on active service for about eight months. Prior to enlistment he was employed by Maxwells (Dundee), Limited, engineers, St Andrew’s Street, Dundee.
Dundee Courier 12th August 1916
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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