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Offline GARLAND

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william davidson / killed 1915
« on: Friday 02 March 18 13:02 GMT (UK) »
hi 
help needed trying to find out the birth date of William below or any info on him
many thanks  m


 name(s)
William

Last name
Davidson

Birth year
-

Death year
1915

Death date
24 Sep 1915

Number
-

Rank
Skipper

Unit
H.M. Drifter "great Heart."

Regiment
Royal Naval Reserve

Grave reference
10.

Cemetery or memorial
Portsmouth Naval Memorial

Burial country
United Kingdom

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Re: william davidson / killed 1915
« Reply #1 on: Friday 02 March 18 13:12 GMT (UK) »
Cwgc gives no further info.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3033508/davidson,-william/

HMT Great Heart    Royal Navy   World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off the South Goodwin Lightship ( United Kingdom) with the loss of eight of her crew.
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Re: william davidson / killed 1915
« Reply #3 on: Friday 02 March 18 15:19 GMT (UK) »
Short article in:
The Scotsman September 29, 1915

says his wife was Mrs. DAVIDSON  ::) of 41 Park Street, Nairn.

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Re: william davidson / killed 1915
« Reply #4 on: Friday 02 March 18 15:27 GMT (UK) »
On the 1901 Scotland census at 41 Park St Nairn are William DAVIDSON,33 a fisherman born arderiser?? Invernesshire
Isabella Davidson   34 born Nairn
Annie Davidson   3 born Nairn
Elspet Davidson   1 born Nairn

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Re: william davidson / killed 1915
« Reply #5 on: Friday 02 March 18 16:59 GMT (UK) »
From Armed Forces & Overseas Deaths

William Davidson
born1869
died 25 Sept 1915
RNR district Aberdeen
Vessel HMS Great Heart
Pullinger Hillier Moxham Butterfield Button Browne Wallis Floyd Blyvers Cordery Cuttress Greve Fagg Belsey Lancaster Markwick

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Re: william davidson / killed 1915
« Reply #6 on: Friday 02 March 18 17:12 GMT (UK) »
The Royal Naval Reserve Service Records Index has this , which ties in with Maureen's 1901 find :

William Davidson
born 19 Mar 1869
Ardersier , Inverness - Shire
Service numbe WSA1330

Edit ; this service number is on the death record I gave earlier - I missed it first time round.
Pullinger Hillier Moxham Butterfield Button Browne Wallis Floyd Blyvers Cordery Cuttress Greve Fagg Belsey Lancaster Markwick

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Re: william davidson / killed 1915
« Reply #7 on: Friday 02 March 18 18:49 GMT (UK) »
hi

thank you all very very much for the helpful replies brilliant , I have passed this onto my friend and he is over the moon thank once again to you all cheers m