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Duncan John GLASFURD

Date of birth23 November 1873
Place of birthIndia
SchoolInverness Academy
Other trainingSandhurst Military College
Age on arrival in Australia39
ReligionChurch of England
AddressVictoria Barracks, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinMaster E Glasfurd, Geelong Grammar School, Corio, Victoria
Previous military serviceA and I Staff; Served as Commissioned Officer, Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders; Director of Training, Australian Commonwealth.
Enlistment date15 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentMAJ (G.S.O., 2nd Grade)
Unit nameHead Quarters 1st Australian Division
AWM Embarkation Roll number1/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Date of embarkation incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 22 October 1914.
Rank from Nominal RollBrigadier-General
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Headquarters


Unit: INF12 Bde
Promotion date: 15 August 1914

Temporary LTCOL

Unit: INF12 Bde
Promotion date: 1 October 1915


Unit: INF12 Bde
Promotion date: 1 March 1916

Temporary BGEN

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', 4th Supplement, No 29664 (11 July 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 176 (30 November 1916).

FateDied of wounds 13 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death43
Age at death from cemetery records43
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 17), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Major General Charles and Jane GLASFURD. Native of Edinburgh, Scotland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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