|Death||Died of wounds in North Africa. March 1943|
|Place of Death||North Africa > Algeria|
|Date of Death||16/03/1943|
|Year of Entry||1926|
|Comments||War Memorial Fund (1943) Ctte minutes 25.9.1946: Applications on behalf of thirteen boys were considered. Twelve of the candidates were sons of ORs who had been killed in the war and one a nephew - [due] 1952 le Croisette, R - 11th birthday 10 Sept 1950.'
War Memorial Fund (1943) Ctte minutes 25.11.1950: 'The names of two applicants were due for final consideration after the 11th birthdays of the candidates. They were R le Croisette and CJ Lindsay-MacDougall. The former was a nephew of DM Davidson, OR, killed during the late war.
|Commonwealth War Graves Commission Link||http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2421609|
|Unit||No. 1 Commando|
|Sport||Rowing, Captain of Boats 1931|
|Previous Regiment||South Wales Borderers|
|Burial or Cemetery||North Africa > Bone, Algeria|
|Archives||Correspondence file in OR files in Radley Archives|
|Prisoner of War|
|Radlein Obituary||June 13 1943. In March, 1943, died of wounds in N. Africa, Douglas Malcolm Davidson, M.C., Captain, South Wales Borderers, att. Spec. Service Troops, (Macpherson's, A, 1926-1931). Many Old Radleians will learn with real regret that Douglas Davidson has been killed in action. As soon as he came to Radley, it was evident that here was one destined to be a leader. This prophecy was fulfilled when in 1931 he became Senior Prefect and Captain of Boats. His strong personality and sense of humour endeared him to his many friends who today mourn him and treasure his memory. He set an example of determination and leadership which all could emulate and it was in displaying these qualities that he died for his country and added lustre to the roll of those whom Radley is proud to honour.|
|Place of Birth|