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William Donovan GLANFIELD

Regimental number191
Place of birthNorth Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolState School, South Preston, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelegraph operator
AddressAlberton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinG H Glanfield, GUOOF Club, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets, naval and military.
Enlistment date16 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal Signaller
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of disease 15 October 1918
Place of death or woundingDamascus, Syria
Age at death24.6
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialDamascus British War Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 3), Syria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on St James' Roll of Honour, Sydney, New South Wales: '"He that loseth his life for my sake shall find it." Matthew 10:39. In memory of those associated with St James' Church who gave their lives in the Great War.' Parents: George and Ellen GLANFIELD, Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6320 Pte George Frank Glanfield, 3rd Bn, wounded Ypres, returned to Australia, 21 March 1919; cousin: Thomas Donovan, New Zealand Forces.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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