Details

Title
Forename Douglas Malcolm
Surname Davidson
Rank Captain
Regiment
Age 30
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
Social A
School Notes
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
Prefect Senior Prefect
Military Decorations MC
Sport Rowing, Captain of Boats 1931
Album Number 21
Battle
Previous Regiment South Wales Borderers
Burial or Cemetery North Africa > Bone, Algeria
Citations
Archives Correspondence file in OR files in Radley Archives
Post School
Prep School
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.
Service Number 105288
Place of Birth