Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Davidson, James

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps

Biography: Son of William Davidson ; born Gamrie, 27 August 1888 ; entered Aberdeen University in 1906, and after a very distinguished career, during which he carried off practically all the principal medals and prizes, he graduated M.B., with Honours, as the most distinguished graduate of his year in 1911. He was then appointed junior assistant to the Professor of Anatomy ; and afterwards held resident hospital appointments at Aberdeen and Derby. Davidson was a zealous worker, but that was not all ; his zeal extended to every phase of University life and earned for him the esteem of his fellow students. On 1 September 1914 he obtained a commission in the R.A.M.C., and served in England for one year, then crossed to France, where for over two years he saw much of the heaviest fighting and was mentioned in dispatches, August 1916. He was reported "missing" at Cambrai on 30 November 1917, and afterwards "presumed killed on or about that date". By his untimely death a promising career was cut short.

Date of Death: 30 November 1917

Burial Details: Name recorded on the Cambrai Memorial, Panel 13, Column 3.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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