|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Nairn, Scotland|
|School||High School, Nairn, Scotland|
|Other training||Instructor in musketry, signalling, machine guns; certificate in field engineering and topography.|
|Address||Algernon Street, Oatley, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||48|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs M McCrove Davidson, Algernon Street, Oatley, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 8 years in the Seaforth Highland Regiment in India (Instructor); 23 years in Australian Military Forces; at time of AIF enlistment serving as Lt and Quartermaster, A& I Staff.|
|Rank on enlistment||HON LT (ADJ)|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, Headquarters|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Major|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Battalion|
Unit: 1st Battalion
Unit: 1st Battalion
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354 (5 November 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 12 (27 January 1916).
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of burial||At sea|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel No 12), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Wounded in action, 26 April 1915 (slight); returned to duty same day.
Transferred from Headquarters staff and attached to A Company, 30 May 1915.
Wounded in action, 17 August 1915 (gun shot wound, right shoulder), and admitted to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to No 1 Casualty Clearing Station; to HS 'Guildford Castle'.
Died of wounds, 19 August 1915.
Buried at sea.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Address incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Oakley, New South Wales.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DAVIDSON William|