(Service number 76175)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||10 January 1888||Place of Birth||Forfarshire, Scotland|
|Address at Enlistment||27 Rhodes Street, Timaru|
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|Marital Status||Married. One child|
|Next of Kin||Mrs C. DAVIDSON (wife), 33 Grey Road, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||26 March 1950||Age||62 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 131, Plot 70|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Charles Davidson was the second son of David and Ann (Annie, née Dorward) Davidson, from Forfarshire, Scotland. In 1891 and 1901 Charles was at home at Kirkden, Forfarshire, with his parents and siblings (six boys and two girls), in 1901 a sappers message boy. It appears that Charles came to New Zealand after his parents and younger siblings who arrived in 1914. He married Catherine Munro Healey on 15 September 1915 at Timaru's Chalmers Church. They had one child, Frank Charles born on 2 September 1916 at Timaru. Two of his brothers - Arthur and Mark - were killed in action in France, Arthur in 1916 and Mark in 1918. Two others - Fred and Henry - also enlisted.
Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [22 December 2019]; 1891 & 1901 census returns for Scotland (ancestry.com.au) [27 December 2019]
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