John Davidson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 99109
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps
  • Unit/Ship: 219th Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 34
  • Date of Death: 09.09.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Zuydcoote Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.B.1.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 24 Bridge St, Montrose
  • Occupation: Traveller, John McKenzie & Sons, Academy Park Flour Mills, Montrose
  • Mother:

    Betsy Millar Davidson

  • Father:

    Wallace Davidson, 13 Fairfield Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    George

  • Spouse:

    Jeanie P. Grant Davidson, 20 Bents Rd, Montrose

  • Children:

    Wallace, born 13.08.1911 & John, born 21.12.1915

More about John Davidson

John was the brother of Gunner George Davidson, 115960, Royal Field Artillery, who died 30.01.1918.

John Davidson   99109   Machine Gun Corps

PRIVATE JOHN DAVIDSON—WOUNDED.

Mrs Davidson, 24 Bridge Street, Montrose, has received intimation from the Chaplain of the 36th Casualty Clearing Station in France, advising her that her husband, Private John Davidson, Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Section), had been wounded, on September 5, in the left leg, right side, and right hand.  Prior to enlisting in February last Private Davidson, who went to France toward the end of June, was a traveller with Messrs John M’Kenzie & Sons, Academy Park Flour Mills, Montrose.

Montrose, Arbroath and Brechin Review 14th September 1917

DAVIDSON___Died of wounds at a casualty clearing station, France, on 9th September, 1917, Pte. John Davidson, Machine Gun Corps: also at a Military Hospital, Preston, of pneumonia, on 31st January, 1918, Gunner George Davidson, R.F.A., only surviving son of the late Wallace Davidson and Mrs Davidson, 13 Fairfield Road, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 9th February 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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