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My grandfather kept a diary on Gallipoli. My father had a few copies printed up. I have had some more copies done and have distributed them to direct descendants of Francis. I have a few left if anyone is interested. My son Simon now has the original.
Public - Francis Hay (Frank) - Direct descendant - 8 November 2017
I believe I was the first descendant to visit Gallipoli and his grave when in my early twenties on my trip overseas in the 1960's. It was hard to imagine the hell it must have been on the beautiful day it was when there.
Frank Davison, Rangiora, New Zealand.
To my Great Grandfather Frank. I am reminded daily of your courage, bravery and strength, as well as that of your late wife Alice through her widowhood, by the engagement ring that you proposed to her with. I am lucky to have had it passed down to me through your son Hawdon, born while you were at war, and my father Michael. I wear it with great pride and respect for you and Alice. Your spirit lives on through the generations of Davison family in New Zealand and beyond. Lest we forget.
Public - Antonia Francis Alice - Direct descendant - 26 April 2017
100 years have passed since your death. Your family still remembers and honours your sacrifice. I grew up hearing how 'Cousin Frank' was killed at Gallipoli from family members. I cherish these stories and keep them alive by retelling them to the next generation. My grandfather was Lt Davison's first cousin and Frank was the pick of his generation and much admired.
Public - Blair - Other Relative - 7 August 2015