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Michael William GLEESON

Regimental number854
Place of birthRoebourne, Western Australia
SchoolChristian Brothers, Fremantle, WA (Catholic)
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse driver
Address42 Bellevue Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mabel Gleeson, 194 Leroy Road, South Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Volunteer Militia.
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 5 October 1917
Place of death or woundingZonnebeke, Belgium
Age at death29.6
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
113
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3816 Pte Ernest George GLEESON, 52nd Bn, killed in action, 16 August 1916; Uncle: 1711 Pte Samuel James GLEESON, 28th Bn, killed in action, 15 October 1915.
Other details

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

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