(Service number 76175)

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Date 10 January 1888 Place of Birth Forfarshire, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 27 Rhodes Street, Timaru
Occupation Tailor
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. One child
Next of Kin Mrs C. DAVIDSON (wife), 33 Grey Road, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
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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

Biographical Notes

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 ( [27 December 2019]

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