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Haraldur Johannes Davidson

In memory of:

Flying Officer Haraldur Johannes Davidson

October 26, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

J/6402

Age:

29

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

47 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Davidson; husband of Bertha L. Davidson, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 68 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
Egypt

Grave Reference:

Column 263.

Location:

Alamein is a village which is bypassed by the main coast road approximately 130 kilometres west of Alexandria on the way to Mersa Matruh. The first Commission road direction sign is located just beyond the Alamein police checkpoint and all cemetery visitors should turn off from the main road onto the old coast road, which is parallel to the former. The cemetery and the ALAMEIN MEMORIAL both lie beyond the ridge. Road direction signs are in place approximately 25 metres before the low metal gates and stone wing walls which are situated centrally at the road edge at the head of the access path which leads down through the memorial building and into the cemetery. The Cross of Sacrifice feature may be seen from the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of HARALDUR JOHANNES DAVIDSON– F.O.Haraldur Johannes Davidson was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August1,1912 to parents of Icelandic descent.  He had 2 siblings, a brother Charles and a sister Alda.  He was very athletic and attended both Kelvin Technical School and Daniel McIntyre, graduating in 1929.  He was employed by the T. Eaton Company from 1929 until 1940 when he enlisted in the RCAF.  He received his training in Eastern Canada, Prince Edward Island and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where he graduated as a pilot. He embarked for overseas in October 1941 and was sent to Egypt early in 1942. He was the pilot of a Beaufort aircraft with 47 Squadron and was reported missing and presumed to have lost his life on October 26,1942 as a result of air operations.  He was survived by  Bertha, his wife and a daughter Diane. He was awarded the 39-45 Star, the Africa Star, the Defence Medal, the General Service Medal and the Canadian Volunteers Service Medal.
In 1996 the government of Manitoba named a point of land on Lake Shannon in Northern Manitoba "Point Davidson" in his honour.
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.

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