Private Alexander Cuthill

Private Alexander Cuthill, 2nd Battalion, Australian Infantry. He was killed in Belgium, aged 37, on the 16th March 1918. He had been born in 1881 in Selkirk and was the son of the late Alexander and Elizabeth Cuthill of Shotts, Lanarkshire. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. He had served his apprenticeship as a painter in Selkirk before emigrating to Australia in 1912 where he worked as a coppersmith in Lithgow, New South Wales. He enlisted in May 1917 and landed in France in January 1918. He was killed near Hollebeke in the Ypres Salient six weeks later.

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