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William Davidson

In memory of:

Sapper William Davidson

August 20, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

862839

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Engineers

Division:

1st Tramway Coy.

Citation(s):

Victory Medal, British War Medal.

Additional Information


Born:

April 29, 1896
Glasgow, Scotland

Husband of Mrs. Isabella McComb, Toronto, Ontario (Remarried widow). Brother of Johanne Wynne, Merriton, Ontario

Commemorated on Page 394 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CAIX BRITISH CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

II. C. 7.

Location:

The village of Caix is situated about 28 kilometres south-east of Amiens, midway between the N29, Amiens to St. Quentin road, and the D934, Amiens to Roye road. The CAIX BRITISH CEMETERY is south of the village. From the centre of the village on the main road, D28, in the direction of Beaucourt en Santerre, turn left at the D41 in the direction of Le Quesnel. About 200 metres along this road is the local communal cemetery and the first CWGC signpost will be found. Turn left just before the local cemetery and follow the side road where the CAIX BRITISH CEMETERY will be found on the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Dack to Dabate. Microform Sequence 26; Volume Number 31829_B016735. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 170. Page 729 of 1140. He was buried in Caix (Old) British Cemetery located 8 ¼ miles North East of Moreuil. After the Armistice his body, and those of 119 other soldiers who fell in August 1918 who were buried there, were exhumed and re-interred in Caix British Cemetery (called at first Caix New British Cemetery).
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram September 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram September 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping

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