John Alexander Campbell Davidson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: April 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 22263
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 10 Garland Pl, Dundee
  • Occupation: Maxwell's Engineers Ltd, St Andrew's St, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jessie Davidson, 16 Bell St, Dundee

  • Father:

    John Davidson

  • Siblings:

    David (twin brother of John) Ann & Ernest

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Alexander Campbell Davidson

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

John Campbell Davidson   22263   Royal Scots


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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