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Davidson, Andrew Rhind

DCM, MM, 169 Quartermaster Sgt Field Ambulance 4th Division HQ.

Born at Fordyce, Baff, Scotland, CoE. Enlisted 17 August 1914 age 32, tailor. Served five years with the Banff Volunteer Artillery. Nok wife Mrs L. S. Davidson, 88 Addis St, Kalgoorlie then 160 Holland St, Fremantle. Embarked on 2 November 1914 per A7 Medic. Served at Gallipoli and France having various duties including Field Ambulance. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal (Routine Orders No. 188) 25 October 1916 and on 7 November 1916 awarded the Military Medal. There after appears to be attached to Division HQ. Service medals and awards: MM, DCM, 1914-1915 Star, BWM and VM. Cottesloe and district Honour Rolls. Andrew died in January 1967 and in July 1967, his widow, (2nd wife?) Jeanne Winifred Davidson resided at 6 Reeve St, Swanbourne. Distinguished Conduct Medal: ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He, with another man, made a thorough search, under heavy fire, for fifteen men who were missing, displaying great courage and devotion to duty. He set a fine example throughout. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. 62, 19 April 1917 Military Medal ‘Conspicuous bravery and consistent good work at the landing at ANZAC and since that date to present time.’ Source: Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. 62 Date: 19 April 1917 and Second supplement No. 29794 London Gazette 20 October 1916.