(Service number 13431)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||17 June 1894||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||16 December 1915||Age||21 years 5 months|
|Address at Enlistment||183 North Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience||8th South Canterbury Mounted rifles|
|Next of Kin||Mrs M. A. DAVIDSON (mother), 183 North Street, Timaru|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 9½ inches. Weight 148 lbs. Chest measurement 32½-36 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes grey. Hair brown. Sight and hearing both good. Colour vision correct. Limbs well formed. Full and perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. heart and lungs normal. teeth ? No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily and mental health. No slight defects. No fits.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||13th Reinforcements, J Company|
|Date||27 May 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Devonport, Devon, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Otago Infantry Regiment. New Zealand Entrenching Battalion.|
|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||21 May 1919||Reason||On the termination of his period of engagement.|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
28 September 1916 wounded knee, admitted to hospital.
|Date||19 March 1969||Age||74 years|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
|Notices||Timaru Herald, 21 March 1969|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
John Davidson was born on 17 June 1894 at Timaru, the son of Andrew McKenzie Davidson and his wife Mary Anne née Wilds. He married Elsie Meldrum Mackie on 7 May 1924 at Otipua. John and Elsie had three children.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [01 August 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5537 0032049) [02 August 2016]; Timaru Herald, 21 March 1969 (Timaru District Library) [02 August 2016]; Timaru herald, 14 December 1903, 20 December 1907, 9 december 1915, 23 October 1916 (Papers Past) [03 August 2016]
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