Davidson, Lindsay

Dates: 1895-1917

War Service: Lindsay Davidson served as a Private with the Honourable Artillery Company and his service number was 4346. He received a gunshot wound to his skull on 13th November 1916 and he returned to England on HMHS Dover Castle on 4th December 1916 but he died of his wounds on 27th January 1917, aged 22.

Location of Memorial: He is buried in Brockley cemetery, where his name is recorded on the screen wall listing those whose graves have no headstone. He and his brother William are also remembered on the headstone to their father William Davidson MB CM at Ladywell and Brockley Cemeteries.

Details: In 1911 Lindsay Davidson was recorded living at 137 Pepys Road, New Cross with his widowed mother Jane, his sister Winifred Maud and his brother William. Lindsay and William were born in Adelaide, South Africa and while Jane and Winifred were born in Kineff, Kincardineshire.

He enlisted on 20th September 1915 and he was described as being 5ft 5 inches tall. Following his death his medals and belongings including a stamp, matchbook cover, books and collar were sent to his mother Jane Elena Davidson.


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