William Davidson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/43477
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 29.03.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: III.E.26.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 8 Brown Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Apprentice Glazier
  • Mother:

    Caroline Davidson “Keithbank” Balmoral Rd, Blairgowrie

  • Father:

    James Davidson “Keithbank” Balmoral Rd, Blairgowrie

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Davidson

William Davidson   S/43477   Gordon Highlanders

DUNDEE GORDON KILLED BY SNIPER.

Private William Davidson, Gordon Highlanders, was killed by an enemy sniper whilst carrying a message across the open.  Intimation of the manner of his death was conveyed to his mother, who resides at 8 Brown Street, Dundee, in a letter from a comrade.

Private Davidson was 19 years of age, had been for ten months at the front, and previous to enlistment was an apprentice glazier in the city.  He was the only son of Mr James Davidson, who is in the Cameron Highlanders, and has been at the front for the past sixteen months.  In the letter it is added that deceased was among the first of the many volunteers for the job of carrying the message across the open.

Dundee Courier 13th April 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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