James Alfred Davidson, OBE
Former Governor of the British Virgin Islands
JAmes Alfred Davidson was a retired British naval commander, diplomat and a former Governor of the British Virgin Islands.
James Alfred Davidson was born on 22 March 1921and educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and Christ's Hospital, then at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.
Barwick served as Governor of the British Virgin Islands from November 1978 to 1981.
During the Second World War James Davidson served in every theatre of the war at sea. When peace came, he joined the Commonwealth Relations Office, and after working in Cambodia as the Khmer Rouge took over, he held high posts in Brunei, Bangladesh and the British Virgin Islands. Turning to the law after his retirement from the Diplomatic Service, he had a third career with the Pensions appeal tribunal.
Davidson was married to wife Daphne Davidson.
Davidson died in May 2004.