Informal portrait of two officers of the 1st Battalion; Major (Maj) William Davidson (left) of ...

Accession Number C01993
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown
Place made Egypt: North Egypt, Mena
Date made April 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Informal portrait of two officers of the 1st Battalion; Major (Maj) William Davidson (left) of Oakley, NSW and Lieutenant (Lt) William Sydney Duchesne of Summer Hill, NSW. Both men embarked from Sydney on HMAT Afric on 18 October 1914. Maj Davidson, a professional soldier and a native of Nairn Scotland, died on board HMHS Guildford on 21 August 1915, aged 48, from wounds received in action at Gallipoli. He was buried at sea and is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial. Lt Duchesne, a military student prior to enlistment, was killed in action at Gallipoli sometime between the 25 and 28 April 1915, aged 20 and is buried in the Baby 700 Cemetery, Anzac.