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Cuthbert Glen DAVISON

Regimental number158
Place of birthMount Gambier, South Australia
SchoolSt Peters Collegiate School, Adelaide, South Australila
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressMt. Gambier, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinF. Davison, Mt. Gambier, South Australia
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name2nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Extract - For His Country's Sake. Sergeant Cuthbert Davison, a Mount Gambier native, a worthy son of worthy parents, is now numbered amongst the heroes who have fallen in battle on blood-stained Gallipoli. He was a scholar, athlete, gentleman, and soldier - and is the first native of Mount Gambier to forfeit his life in Britain's cause. He had spent his childhood days in this town, had the blessing of an ideal home training, and the advantage of a sound education. The late Sgt Davison, as he merged from his teens into the first years of manhood, gave promise of a bright and useful career, and bid fair to prove an honour to his honoured parents. This makes it all the more sad to realise that such a promising career has been brought to a sad and early close, not withstanding the one consolation left to mourning relatives - that Cuthbert Davison had died a hero's death. The departed soldier was a son of Mr F Davison, S.M. and Mrs Davison, of Bay Road, Mount Gambier, and was only in his 22nd year. He was in Sydney when the war broke out, and enlisted there in August, 1914, shorly after the outbreak of war. Unfortunately, he was on the sick list for a long time, and was unable to proceed to the front until July last. The gallant young sergeant was barely a month on the battlefield when he was killed, the Ven. Archdeacon Samwell receiving a telegram on Tuesday afternoon last, stating that Sgt. C.G. Davison, of the 3rd Battalion, NSW, had been killed in action on Gallipoli between 7th - 14th August. The painful duty thus devolved on the Archdeacon of breaking the sad news to the bereaved parents and relatives, for whom the sincerest sympathy is felt by their many friends in the town and district. The late Sgt. Davison was educated at St Peters College, Adelaide, where he made a name for himself as an athlete and scholar, and distinguished himself both in rowing and pedestrian contests. On his return to Mount Gambier he won the esteem and admiration of all who knew him, being a clean, skilful footballer, and a true sport in the best sense of the term. If it is grevi9ous to think that such a fine and promising career should be extinguished by a single stroke, at least we may find some solace in the fact that youhng Cuthbert Davison died for his country's sake - a soldier and a man1"
FateKilled in Action 07-14 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death10 August 1915
Age at death21
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Sp. Mem. C. 26), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and Emily Millicent DAVISON, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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