DAVIDSON, Frederick
(Service number 85677)

Aliases Enlisted as Fred DAVIDSON.
First Rank Last Rank


Date 13 September 1886 Place of Birth Forfarshire, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Care H. L. Fenn, Grange Hill, Cave, South Canterbury
Occupation Sheep station assistant
Previous Military Experience Black Watch Volunteers (Scotland); resigned as his time was up.
Marital Status Married. One child
Next of Kin Mrs J. McL. DAVIDSON (wife), Care Mrs iley, 125 Church Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
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 26 September 1952 Age 66 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 42, Plot 361
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Frederick (Fred) Davidson was the eldest son of David and Ann (Annie, née Dorward) Davidson, from Forfarshire, Scotland. In 1891 and 1901 Fred was at home at Kirkden, Forfarshire, with his parents and siblings (six boys and two girls), in 1901 a news agents message boy. He married johanna McLean on 21 January 1910 at Frockheim, Forfarshire. Their only child, Albert Dick, was born on 23 July 1911 at Frockheim. Two of his brothers - Arthur and Mark - were killed in action in France, Arthur in 1916 and Mark in 1918. Two others - Charles and Henry - also enlisted.


Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [22 December 2019]; 1891 & 1901 census returns for Scotland ( [27 December 2019]

External Links

Related Documents

No documents available. 

Researched and Written by

Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG

Currently Assigned to

Not assigned.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 Logo. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License unless otherwise stated.

Tell us more

Do you have information that could be added to this story? Or related images that you are happy to share? Submit them here!

Your Details
Veteran Details
- you may attach an image or document up to 10MB