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James Anderson Davidson

  • Service number
    24/1964 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Rifleman AWMM
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Anderson AWMM
  • Surname
    Davidson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    24/1964 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Presbyterian, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    22 September 1881 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Place of birth
    Scotland Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Ironmonger AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Isabella Davidson (mother), Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    24/1964 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 04 Mar 1916-8 April 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 47 or HMNZT 48 AWMM
    Vessel was Willochra or Tofua AWMM
    Rifleman AWMM
    4th Reinforcements, 2nd Battalion, F Company AWMM
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 6.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      136 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Rifleman AWMM
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • James Davidson was the son of Mrs. Isabella Davidson, of Taradale Rd., Dannevirke, New Zealand.

    Disembarked Suez, 10 April 1916.
    Embarked Port Said to join the British Expeditionary Force in France, 13 April 1916.
    Posted to D Company, 4th Bn, NZ Rifle Brigade, in the field, 18 May 1916.
    Found guilty, 17 June 1916, of being absent without leave(failure to attend 2 pm parade, failure to attend 9 pm roll call): awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.
    Found guilty by Field General Court Martial, 1 August 1916, of using threatening language to a Superior Officer: awarded 56 days' Field Punishment No 2.
    Admitted to hospital, 7 September 1916; rejoined unit, 10 September 1916 (no details recorded).
    Wounded in action, 15 September 1916; rejoined unit, 20 September 1916.
    Killed in action, France, 8 November 1916.

    Mother: Mrs Isabella Davidson, Taradale Road, Dannevirke AWMM
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About death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    8 November 1916 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Somme, Northern France, France AWMM
  • Death notes
    Somme, France AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, Nord, France AWMM
  • Grave reference
    F. 23. AWMM
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  • James was my grandmothers brother, I think he also had another bother that was killed in w w 1 it is nice to know I have found James or a little about him
    Public - Kay Thelma - Direct descendant - 9 April 2017



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09 April 2017Kay ThelmaRaglan, New ZealandDirect descendant