Davidson, John William (M)

b. 26 August 1862. d. 1937. Nationality: English.
Poet, interpreter, and Colonial Office clerk. Born in Calcutta, India, and died in New Zealand. Alternative signature: “J. W. Davidson.” Married Alice Switzer on 26 August 1891. *Chambers’s Journal* ledger entry for Davidson’s “A Song of Fiji,” published on 19 October 1901, lists the author as J. W. Davidson, of Suva, Fiji (NLS Dep 341/371). Davidson is listed as a Fiji Colonial Office immigration clerk in the *The Colonial Office List* for 1912 to 1918, when he retired. Biographical information: *Ancestry*. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
A Song of Fiji 1901-10-19 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12535