Service Numbers: 3466, 3466A
Enlisted: 10 February 1916, Place of enlistment - Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company)
Born: Tivoli, Ipswich, Queensland, 16 August 1890
Home Town: Ipswich, Queensland
Schooling: Tivoli State School
Occupation: Miner
Died: Died of wounds, France, 8 October 1918, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Tincourt New British Cemetery
Plot VIII, Row B, Grave 14
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Ipswich Soldier's Memorial Hall Great War
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World War 1 Service

10 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3466, Mining Corps, Place of enlistment - Brisbane, Queensland
16 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 3466, Mining Corps, Embarked on RMS Orontes from Melbourne on 16th August 1916, disembarking Plymouth, England on 2nd October 1916. Proceeded to France on 15th October 1916.
7 Mar 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Sapper, 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company), Service No re-allotted to 3466A on 10th January 1917
8 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 3466A, 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Charles CUTHBERTSON was born on 16th August, 1890 in Tivoli, Ipswich, Queensland

His parents were Matthew CUTHBERTSON & Jane SINCLAIR

He enlisted in Brisbane on 10th February, 1916 and embarked with the 1st Mining Corp. 4th reinforcements from Melbourne on 16th August, 1916 on the ship Orontes

Charles died of wounds at the 12th Casualty Clearing Station in France on 8th October, 1918 and is buried in the Tincourt New British Cemetery

Medals:  British War Medal & Victory Medal


IN MEMORIAM - newspaper notices from his family over the years

CUTHBERTSON - In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Charles Cuthbertson, who died of wounds in France on October 8, 1918

"There is a link death cannot sever, Love & remembrance last forever"

"No matter how we pray, dear brother, no matter how we call

There is nothing left to answer, but your photo on the wall"


"We picture your safe returning, and longed to clasp your hand,

but God postpoed our meeting, Twill be in a better land"


"He was one of the best that God could find,

A loving son and faithful friend

Too far away frm your grave to see

But not too far to think of thee,

In a grave in France you are laid to rest

It was hard to hear, but Gods will is best

He sleeps beside his comrades ,

In hallowed graves unknown

But his name is written in letters of love

In the hearts he left at home"


"Days of sadness still come o'er us, hidden tears will sometimes flow

Memory keeps our dear one with us, though he died ten years ago"


"None know the depth of our regret, but we remember when others forget"


"Just a sad and sweet remembrance, just a memory fond and true,

Just a token of affection, dearest son & brother, for you"