70 PAGE, Cleveland Edmund

70 Cleveland Page - Photo Courtesy of Catherine Job - Family Collection.
70 Cleveland Page – Photo Courtesy of Catherine Job – Family Collection.

70 Cleveland Edmund Page

Cleveland was a tall young man at just over 6ft,  a 22 year old plumber born in Hamilton, Newcastle NSW but was schooled in the Sydney suburbs of Auburn and Granville. He had been working for J. Fenton and Sons in Randwick Sydney for 3 years.

His father was Capt. Rueben E Page an important man working for the Department of Home Affairs Commonwealth Govt. and involved in the infra-structure and support of the war effort at home.

On the day of the historic landing at Gallipoli,  Sapper 53 Thomas Drane gave an account of the landing and the circumstances which took the life of his close friend Cleveland Page.
The complete diary of 53 sapper Thomas Drane is freely available online. It is a comprehensive read and well produced by his  great grandson  Andrew Drane…the following is a direct link.
 http://bushmediadigital.com.au/anzacs/diary-journey-anzac-thomas-edward-drane/

Cleveland Page was Buried at Shrapnel Gully Place of burial Shrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 25), Gallipoli, Turkey about 400 yds east of Anzac Cove  and his name was immortalized on the famous Gallipoli Cross.

Anzac memorial Cross

Cleveland’s brother Raymond enlisted in September 1915 and was also a member of the Field Engineers and served on the Western Front.

 Sources:-  Thomas Drane Diary,

AWM, NLA

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