Leslie Gibson Davidson

Leslie Gibson Davidson

Leslie Gibson DavidsonLike his brother Clarence, Leslie Davidson enlisted in the 12th Battalion in December 1914. He was 21 years old and working as a labourer. After serving at Gallipoli, he was shipped to France.

He suffered from shellshock in 1916, and then in May 1917, was wounded in the shoulder. He recovered to rejoin his unit. In 1918 he was promoted to Corporal and attended Lyndhurst Bomb School.

Leslie returned to the district after the war, living in Tunbridge.

He went on to serve during World War II.

Leslie’s story is part of our exhibition: Our Grateful Thanks and Loving Remembrance, a moving and deeply personal exhibition remembering the soldiers whose names are immortalised on the Ross War Memorial.