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John Langsford GLASSON

Regimental number4178
Place of birthNorwood, South Australia
SchoolPrince Alfred College, South Australia
OccupationSurvey Department
AddressKadina, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs L D Glasson, Kadina, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 April 1918
Place of death or woundingDernancourt, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialRibemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Point 106 British Cemetery, Bresle, Memorial), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Kadina Memorial High School Roll of Honour, South Australia. Parents: Joseph and Lucy GLASSON. Native of Norwood, South Australia
Family/military connectionsCousin: 2024 Sergeant Andrew Norman LANGSFORD, 48th Bn, killed in action, 12 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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