George’s youngest son, Dion was born 30th March 1889 in Melbourne Australia. He was an officer in RFA and served on the Eastern front, where he suffered from malaria, which impaired his health in later life. Dion also made his career in the theatre, making his initial debut in Newcastle in 1908. Although he was an actor, he was also a skilled producer, but he is best known as a writer for stage, especially plays, revues, sketches and film scenarios and songs. One of his most famous songs is “And Mother came too”. His most successful play was the Crooked Billet in 1927. He was modest and unassuming with a pleasant personality. He married twice. He married his first wife Margaret Bolton in New South Wales and they had two children, Peter and Meg. Peter died in 1989 without issue. Peter is believed to have worked with the BBC and been associated with programmes such as Round the Horn. Dion’s second marriage was to Madge Stuart on 6.02.1928.
Dion died in London 16th November 1934.
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