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Davison, Cuthbert Glen (1894–1915)

Cuthbert Glen Davison, n.d. photographer unknown

Cuthbert Glen Davison, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

CUTHBERT GLEN DAVISON was born at Mt. Gambier, South Australia, on 7th May, 1894. His father, Mr. Francis Davison, is a barrister-at-law and special magistrate; his mother, Mrs. Emily Millicent Davison, is a grand-daughter of Bishop Short.

Cuthbert Davison was educated at St. Peter’s College, Adelaide, and entered the service of the Bank on 11 th September, 1912, at Mt. Gambier. In the following December he was transferred to Adelaide, and in May, 1914, to Inverell, New South Wales.

He enlisted in August, 1914, as a private in the 3rd Battalion, A.I.F. He left Australia for Egypt and participated in the campaign in Gallipoli. He was in action at Lone Pine and took part in several fierce charges which resulted in the capture or death of a large number of the enemy. One day between the 7th and 14th August he was shot while bomb-throwing and died instantly. He had been extremely popular with his comrades, and at intervals during the fighting at Lone Pine he cheered them with laughter and jokes. He had received promotion to sergeant just prior to his death.

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'Davison, Cuthbert Glen (1894–1915)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/davison-cuthbert-glen-20034/text31169, accessed 23 September 2019.

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Cuthbert Glen Davison, n.d. photographer unknown

Cuthbert Glen Davison, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour