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: Dundee
- Service no: S/43477
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 8 Brown Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Apprentice Glazier
Caroline Davidson “Keithbank” Balmoral Rd, Blairgowrie
James Davidson “Keithbank” Balmoral Rd, Blairgowrie
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
Can you tell us more about William Davidson'? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...