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Name: Cuthbert Page

Burial Number: 0971

Gender: Male

Occupation: Career Soldier

Born: 21/01/1880

Died: 06/12/1919

Buried: 10/12/1919

Story

Cuthbert Frederick Graham Page was born on 21 January 1880 to parents Frederick Page and Margaret Graham both from Newcastle.
He was a career solider joining the Royal Artillery as a second Lieutenant in 1900 and soon promoted to Lieutenant. In 1901-02 saw him serving in the South African war (2nd Boar war) followed by acting As Aide de camp to the Governor of St Helena in 1903. He was promoted to Captain in 1911 prior to War service in which he was mentioned in dispatches three times.
Cuthbert Married Gladys Jane Fowler Wycoll in 1904 in Wynberg, Cape town, South Africa. They had two children: 1907, Frederick Charles Graham Page in Salisbury and was baptised in Fife Scotland, 1909 Margaret Mary Graham in Dundee, Angus, Scotland.
In the 1911 Census Gladys is living with her parents in Earls court in London and Charles must be away from home. There is no record of Cuthbert living in Worthing except the mention of this in his probate. It is possible that this was a second home as Cuthbert is the Registered electoral roll address as 20 Victoria Square, Newcastle
Both of Cuthbert’s sisters married and moved to Australia to live with their husband and their children. His sister Dorothy moved there in 1916 and died two years later.
When his father passed away in July 1919 Cuthbert was ill in a London hospital with wound injuries, sustained whilst serving in the Royal Garrison Artillery in Italy, and was unable to attend his father’s funeral. Sister Clare was traveling home from Australia to visit her father but did not make the journey in time before her father died in July. Cuthbert did not recover from his injuries and died on December 6th and was buried at Heene Cemetery on the 10th December.

Cuthbert received the Silver Medal for Valour & Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George.

His wife dies in Worthing in 1966 and is laid to rest with him in Heene Cemetery.
Sister Clare dies in Fremantle Australia in 1971

Researcher: Gail Warner-Clarkson

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Cuthbert Page

Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 13 Plot: 4

Exact Location (what3words): scenes.slam.levels

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

Description:

No description of the headstone has been added.

Inscription:

Sacred to the memory of BT. Lieut, Colonel CUTHBERT FREDERICK GRAHAM PAGE C.M.G. D.S.O Royal Garrison Artillery born January 21st, 1880 died from injuries received in action December 6th, 1919 Bottom, also of GLADYS JANE FOWLER PAGE his wife, died 7th November 1966 aged 82 years Left Edge Beloved husband of GLADYS PAGE Right Edge "Quo fas et Gloria docunt"

Commonwealth War Graves

This grave is for someone who died in service during World War One or World War Two. As such the grave is managed and cared for by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Marking and maintaining the graves of members of the forces of Commonwealth countries who died in both World War One (WWI) and WWII.
  • Maintaining memorials to the dead whose bodies have no known grave.
  • Providing records and registers of these burials and commemorations.

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Further Information

Birth

Name: Cuthbert Frederick Graham Page

Gender: Male

Born: 21/01/1880

Town: Newcastle upon Tyne

County: Northumberland

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 04/05/1904

Spouse First Name: Gladys

Spouse Second Name: Jane Flower

Spouse Last Name: Wyncoil

Town of Marriage: Wynburg

County of Marriage: Unknown

Country of Marriage: South Africa

Information at Death

Date of Death: 06/12/1919

Cause of death: Contusion of Testicle; Sarcoma of Testicle - 5 months

Address line 2: 45

Address line 3: Downsview Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

Commonwealth War Grave Commission
at PEMBROKE, Oct. 1898. Eldest s. of Frederick, M.D. (Edinb., 1868), of 1, Saville Place, Newcastle-on-Tyne. B. there, June 21, 1880. School, Clifton College. Matric. Michs. 1898. Second Lieut., R.A., 1900; Lieut., 1901. Served in the Ashanti War, 1900, and in the South African War, 1901-2. A.D.C. to the Governor of St Helena, 1903. Captain, 1911. Served in the Great War, 1914-19 (Lieut.-Col., R.G.A.; C.M.G.; D.S.O., 1916; mentioned 3 times in despatches; Italian Croce di Guerra; Italian silver medal for Military Valour); died Nov. 6, 1919, of injuries received on service. (Clifton Coll. Reg.; Army Lists; The V.C. and D.S.O.; Who was Who.)

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1715 4 s 6 d

Current value of effects: £77158

Census Information

1881

23 Ellison Place Newcastle upon Tyne. Father Frederick Page 40, was MD Edinburgh Surgeon, Mother Margaret G 30, Cuthbert is 1 years old

1891

Living at 1 Saville Place Newcastle. Father does not present on the Census. Mother Margaret 34, Cuthbert is 11, Sister Clare 9, Sister Dorothy 7. There is a visitor who is a Physician. They also have living with the family a cook, a parlour maid, a housemaid and a Nurse maid. This address is close to the Throat, nose and Ear infirmary where father may have worked

1911

Cuthbert is away in the Royal Garrison Artillery Wife Gladys and the two children are on the Census of Gladys parents Home of 16 Earls Court Gardens, South Kensington, London her parents, two brothers and 3 servants are on the Census record

Miscellaneous Information

Cuthbert’s father had a large piece written about his passing and this mentions Cuthbert and his sisters. Obituary Frederick Page, M.D.Edin., M.A., D.C.L. Durham, F.R.C.S., Newcastle-upon-Tyne. – On July 3rd Mr Frederick Page passed quietly away at the ripe age of 79. He had been in indifferent health for the last few years, so that in one sense the end was not unexpected. By his death Newcastle and the north of England have lost a distinguished surgeon. He was the son of Dr. Frederick Page, who many years ago was surgeon to the Portsmouth, Portsea, and Gosport Hospital, and may be said, therefore, to have been born with a taste for surgery.

The future Professor of Surgery at Newcastle was educated at the University of Edinburgh, and for a time held office in the Colonial Hospital, Perth, Western Australia. In 1870 he was appointed house-surgeon to the old Newcastle Infirmary, and when, four years later, he left the infirmary he was the recipient of many presents from patients and friends. Becoming associated with the late Mr Septimus Raine, then surgeon to the North-Eastern Railway Company, whose jurisdiction extended from Berwick to Yorkshire, Mr Page was frequently brought into public notice. On his appointment a few years later to be surgeon to the Infirmary he found the opportunities for which he had been waiting. It was in the operating theatre that he was seen to greatest advantage. A skilful and a quick operator, his results were extremely satisfactory. He was equally successful as a teacher, both in the wards of the Infirmary and in the College of Medicine. For several years he was lecturer in the college on medical jurisprudence. His lectures, which were carefully prepared, were enriched by facts drawn from experience. On the death of Professor G Yeoman Heath, Mr Page was appointed joint professor of surgery along with the late Professor Arnison. Page was nothing if not dogmatic, and to this circumstance he owed much of his success as a teacher, but it sometimes brought him into conflict with his colleagues.

The University of Durham in 1888 conferred upon him the degree of M.A. and subsequently the honorary degree of D.C.L. For a period he acted as examiner in surgery in Edinburgh University; he was consulting surgeon to several of the hospitals in Newcastle, was a J.P. for the city and county of Newcastle, and for several years vice-chairman of the local Licensing Committee.

To the medical journals Mr Page was a frequent contributor. His written articles, like his lectures, were concise and to the point. As he was house-surgeon in the Infirmary when Lister’s principles were fast coming into application, he had the opportunity of comparing the older methods of surgical treatment with the more recent. This experience he embodied in an interesting paper, “The results of the major amputations treated antiseptically in the Newcastle Infirmary, 1878-98.”

Mrs Page, who was the daughter of Mr John Graham and niece of Professor Graham, F.R.S., a well known chemist and at one time Master of the Mint, predeceased her husband. Their family consisted of one son, Colonel Cuthbert Page, who is in the artillery, and two daughters, both of whom were married. After the sudden death of his younger daughter in Australia a few months ago, Mr Page was never quite the same. in the later weeks of his life he was buoyed up by the hope of seeing his elder daughter, who also lived in Australia, but he died while she was on the voyage homeward. A halo of sadness encircled the passing of Mr Page, for of his relations only his sister was with him; and Colonel Page, who is at present ill in a London hospital, was unable to be present at the funeral. All that was mortal of Frederick Page was laid to rest in Jesmond Old Cemetery on July 5th, amid indications of the deep respect in which he was held by his colleagues, friends, and admirers.