DAVIDSON, John Havelock
(Service number 7/1606)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank|
|Date||18 February 1889||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||25 August 1915||Age||26 years|
|Address at Enlistment||Trafalgar St, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Marital Status||Single then married|
|Next of Kin||Mrs R. E. DAVIDSON (wife), care of Mrs W. Bloomfield, 9 Stafford Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||7th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
|Date||9 October 1915|
|Transport||Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||2 December 1958||Age||69 years|
|Place of Death||Devonport, New Zealand|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Purewa Crematorium & Cemetery, Auckland|
|New Zealand Memorials|
John Havelock Davidson was born on 13 February 1889 at Timaru, the youngest son of John and Christina (née Wilson) Davidson. Along with his siblings he was educated at Gleniti (known as Wai-iti) School, and transferred to Waimataitai School in 1899, leaving there at the age of 15. When he enlisted on 25 August 1915, he was single. On 28 September 1915 he married Rosina Ellen Bloomfield at Chalmers Church, Timaru. Mrs R. E. Davidson was his next-of-kin when he embarked.
Lance-Corporal J. H. Davidson, 7/16006, of Timaru, returned to New Zealand aboard the “Chupra”, one of 732 soldiers due at Lyttelton about July 22nd, 1919. After John and Rosina were divorced in 1924, John married Minnie Macmillan. He died on 2 December 1958 at Devonport, aged 69. He was cremated at Purewa and his ashes were interred in Purewa Cemetery.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [2014 & 30 April 2021]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [30 April 2021]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [01 May 2021]; Purewa Crematorium & Cemetery records [01 May 2021]; NZ Times, 4 July 1919 (Papers Past)
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