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Robert Fenton Davidson


Rank: Private

Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 5th Battalion

No: 9124

Date of Death: 21st February 1916

Age: 18

Buried: Sandymount Cemetery

Additional Information: Son of David & Barbara, Glasgow


Rank: Private

Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 5th Battalion

No: 9124

Place of Birth: Glasgow

Date of Death: 21st February 1916

Place of Death: England

Cause of Death: Died

SDGW: Not Listed


Robert F. Davidson. Private, Scottish Rifles, No. 9124

Medal Entitlement: British War & Victory Medals.

Soldiers’ Effects:

Robert F. Davidson. Private, 1st/5th Battalion, Scottish Rifles. Died of wounds, Royal Hospital, Woolwich, 22nd February 1916.

Father David.

1901 Census, Living at 51 Cumbernauld Road, Dennistoun

Father David Davidson. age 36, Mercantile Clerk, born Mauchline, Ayrshire

Mother Barbara Davidson, age 25, born Glasgow

Child: Robert F. Davidson, age 2, born Glasgow

Glasgow Herald, 25th February 1916. ‘Deaths on Service’

Davidson. At the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, on 21st inst., from wounds received in Flanders on 18th? Inst., Rifleman Robert Fenton (Bertie?), 5th Scottish Rifles, aged 17 years and ten months, beloved son of David and Barbara Davidson, ?? Armadale Street, Dennistoun and eldest grandson of Robert Fenton, wool merchant, 429? Duke Street. Military funeral on Saturday 26th curt., to Sandymount Cemetery, at 2.30 p.m. Friends desiring to attend please notify Gourlie Watson Ltd., Bellgrove Street.

Sandymount Cemetery:

Erected by David and Barbara Davidson

In loving memory of their daughter Davina

Who died 15th August 1902 aged 6 ½ months

Also their beloved son Rifleman Robert Fenton, 5th Scottish Rifles      

Who was wounded in Flanders 10th February 1916 and died at Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich

21st February 1916 in his 18th year

The above David Davidson who died 28th November 1934 aged 70 years