This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Perth
- Service no: 99109
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 24 Bridge St, Montrose
- Occupation: Traveller, John McKenzie & Sons, Academy Park Flour Mills, Montrose
Betsy Millar Davidson
Wallace Davidson, 13 Fairfield Rd, Dundee
Jeanie P. Grant Davidson, 20 Bents Rd, Montrose
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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