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Name: DAVIDSON, Adrian Norman DSO, OBE (Col.)

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Nee: son of William Davidson of Fife

Birth Date: 23 May 1895 Port Elizabeth, S. Africa

Death Date: 22 Feb 1956 Nairobi

First Date: 1930

Last Date: 1956

Profession: Member of Game Policy Committee pre war - had been a safari operator for many years.

Area: Nairobi, 1930 Thika, Molo

Married: In Aberdeen 29 June 1918 Hilda Blanche McKinnon b. 11 Dec 1896 Aberdeen, d. 23 Dec 1959 Aberdeen

Children: Doreen White (Taylor) (23 July 1919 Aberdeen, Scotland-6 May 2006 Woonona, Australia); Wendy Norman (1930 Molo-8 June 1955 Aberdeen)

Book Reference: Vulture, Red 31, Hut, EA & Rhodesia, Ruiru, DSO, Bur

War Service: Gordon Highlanders

General Information:

DSO - London Gazette 19/8/16 - For conspicuous gallantry and determination during an attack on a strong enemy position. With 50 men he reached a point and held it for 7 hours till reinforcements came up, when 600 of the enemy surrendered. His tenacity was largely instrumental in the final capture of the position. His DSO was awarded for gallantry on 1/7/16 at Mametz; killed in action (?)
Nairobi City Park Burial Register - A N Davidson, age 60, died 22/2/56
Ruiru - Engineer
Gazette 18 Oct 1955 probate for daughter
Gazette 6 June 1956 probate

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