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ROBERT NEILSON DAVIDSON

DAVIDSON, ROBERT NEILSON

RANK:   RIFLEMAN            SERIAL NO:  44260

UNIT:   ‘C’ COMPANY, 3rd BATTALION, 3rd N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE

BORN:       04/09/1896              -       WAREPARA, OTAGO      

DIED:     20/11/1917        KILLED IN ACTION             
         
PLACE:    IN THE FIELD, PASSCHENDAELE, BELGIUM

SINGLE:                  RELIGION:   PRESBYTERIAN

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   Mr and Mrs Douglas DAVIDSON

SIBLINGS:   

NEXT OF KIN:   Mrs D. DAVIDSON (mother), PORANGAHAU

OCCUPATION:  FARM HAND

EMPLOYER:   DAVIDSON BROS

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   PORANGAHAU

HEIGHT:   5’ 5”        WEIGHT:    143lb.        CHEST:   35”

COMP:   RED            EYES:   BLUE                HAIR:  RED
    
EDUCATION:   4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD
 
GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   AEROPLANE CEMETERY, IEPER, 
                       WEST-VLAANDEREN, BELGIUM
                
 
ENLISTED:   WAIPUKURAU             DATE:   09/01/1917

MAIN BODY:                   REINFORCEMENT:  25th 

MILITARY RECORD:
PRIOR TO ENLISTING – 9th MOUNTED RIFLE TERRITORIALS.
09/01/1917.  POSTED TO ‘H’ COMPANY, 25th REINFORCEMENT, TRENTHAM.
02/02/1917.  TRANSFERRED TO ‘H’ COMPANY, 24th REINFORCEMENT.
26/04/1917.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON HMNZT 82 ‘PAKEHA’.
28/07/1917.  DISEMBARKED DEVONPORT, U.K.
28/07/1917.  MARCHED IN ‘SLING’ AND POSTED ‘A’ COY, 5th RESERVE BTN,
N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE.
14/09/1917.  PROCEEDED TO FRANCE.
17/09/1917.  MARCHED IN TO ETAPLES.
09/10/1917.  JOINED BATTALION, POSTED ‘C’ COMPANY, IN THE FIELD.
20/11/1917.  KILLED IN ACTION, IN THE FIELD, PASSCHENDAELE, 
BELGIUM.
                                                      
                                                                    

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.