Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Lt. B. Davidson - 285025

Bryce Thomas Davidson
Courtesy of the Canadian Virtual War Memorial

According to his attestation papers dated March 18, 1916 at Toronto, Bryce Thomas Davidson of Stop 16, Lake Shore Road, Mimico was born on January 29, 1893 in Toronto.  He listed his mother Mary Augusta Davidson, Stop 16, Lake Shore Road, Mimico as his next of kin.  He was a student at law and had previous military experience with the Signalling Corps G.G.B.G.  He was 23 years and 3 months of age and stood 5 feet 5 1/2 inches tall.  He had brown eyes, dark hair and complexion.  He was Presbyterian. 

He was a Lieutenant in the 20th Squadron of the Royal Air Force when he was killed on July 2, 1918 while on a bombing run over Germany.  He was buried in the Menin Road South Military Cemetery in Belgium.  Information on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website indicates that he was the only son of Douglas and Mary A. E. Davidson, of Mimico Beach, Ontario; husband of M. W. Davidson, of 59 Parkway Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A Law Student.

Photo and articles courtesy of the Canadian Virtual War Memorial

The following entry is part of the Osgoode Hall Roll of Honour:

Lt. Bryce T. Davidson. Lieutenant Bryce Thomas Davidson. Son of Douglas Davidson, Secretary, of Mimico, Ontario. Graduated from high school in 1911. Admitted as a law student in 1911 at age 18. Mechanical Transport Driver, 220th Battalion in March 1916. Killed in action. Never called to the bar.

His name appears on the Osgoode Hall Memorial.

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