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Full Name: James Anderson Davidson
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): James Anderson
Surname: Davidson
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 24/1964
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment: Ironmonger
Next of Kin: Mrs Isabella Davidson (mother), Dannevirke, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: 4th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company
Embarkation Date: 4 March 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Willochra or Tofua
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 26
Page on Nominal Roll: 31
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 8 November 1916
Year of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, Nord, France
Grave Reference: F. 23.
Biographical Notes: James Davidson was the son of Mrs. Isabella Davidson, of Taradale Rd., Dannevirke, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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