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John William Davison M.B.E.
1864 Born in Low Eighton, Durham
School in Gateshead
1880-88 Apprentice at Elswick Works of Sir W. G. Armstrong and Co
1888-93 Draughtsman with Harton Coal Co, Durham
1893-5 Mechanical engineer to Cardiff Steam Coal Collieries Co
1895 Chief mechanical engineer, Great Western Colliery Co, Pontypridd
1901 John Wm Davidson 36, lived in Pontypridd with Elizabeth Ann Davidson 35, Maud Davidson 5, Gwendoline Lillian Davidson 3
1906 Associate member of I Mech E
1911 John W Davison 46, mechanical engineer, widowed, lived in Pontypridd with Margaret Davison 70, Gwen L F Davison 13
1912 Resigned from I Mech E
Member of the Council of the South West Institute of Engineers
1920 Member of I Mech E
1940 A John William Davisonm age 76, died in Weston super Mare - perhaps this was him?