Remembering those who fought in the Great War.

Henry Steel Davidson

Henry S. Davidson, 2nd Lieutenant, 3rd Highland Light Infantry, killed in France, 18th May, aged 19, son of William Davidson, Windyhill. Educated at Glasgow Academy, Fettes College, Edinburgh & Glasgow University.Member of Glasgow Uni OTC

From the Glasgow Herald, Glasgow, Scotland, is taken the following which will be of interest to the many friends in Canada of R. & W. Davidson, Ltd: "Lieutenant Henry Steel Davidson, 3rd Highland Light Infantry, was killed in action in France on Tuesday. Lieutenant Davidson, who was 19 years of age, was attached to the 1st Battalion. He was the youngest son of Mr. William Davidson (of Messrs. R. & W. Davidson, Limited), 18 Lilybank Gardens, and lately of Windyhill, Kilmacolm. After attending Glasgow Academy and Fettes College, Edinburgh, he entered Glasgow University, and joined the Officers' Training Corps there. He was with his regiment in France since the middle of March." 



Remembered at Fettes College War Memorial

His family instituted a Davidson Medal prize at Glasgow University for Distinction in Military Science. Windyhill, in Kilmacolm was commissioned by William Davidson from Mackintosh. Davidson was a lifelong patron of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. More info on the family HERE

Henry Steel Davidson