B65612 Corporal Samuel Davidson was born 15 December 1913 in Belfast, Ireland, the son of William and Mary Davidson.
He and his wife Annie lived on Seaton St, Toronto. Despite losing a finger while working at a munitions plant, he enlisted in the Army in June 1942 at the age of 30. He joined the 2nd (Reserve) Battalion of the Queen’s Own Rifles and proceeded overseas in December of that year. Upon arrival in England he was assigned to Charlie Company 1st (Overseas) Battalion QOR. After many months of rigorous training with the QOR in England, he landed with the regiment as part of the first wave at Juno Beach on D-Day June 6th 1944. After surviving the landing, he was killed in action that day between Bernières-sur-mer and Hill 80 (Anguerny).
He is buried at the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in France. “He is Gone but not Forgotten.”
You can see his page on the CANADIAN VIRTUAL WAR MEMORIAL here.
His Coin of Remembrance is held by Rob Grieve.