(Service number 6/4021)

First Rank Private Last Rank Lance Corporal


Date 10 November 1895 Place of Birth Friockheim, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date 1 November 1915 Age 20
Address at Enlistment 23 Edward St, Timaru
Occupation Baker
Previous Military Experience 5th Black Watch (Territorials)
Marital Status
Next of Kin D. Davidson (father), 23 Edward St, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation NZEF
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 10th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 4 March 1916
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals British War Medal (1914-20); Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 8 October 1918 Age 23
Place of Death Le Cateau, France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Honnechy British Cemetery, Nord, France
Memorial Reference I. B. 46
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

son of David and Annie Davidson. Born in Forfarshire, Scotland


Cenotaph Jan 2014

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Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald

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