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George William GLEN

Regimental number19982
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNapier Street, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs E M Glen, 33 Napier Street Fitzroy, Victoria
Enlistment date15 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 31
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 27 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918

Military Medal

'On 24th April, 1918, between the rivers ANCRE and SOMME, east of HEILLY, this Battery was in the area subjected to a very heavy and continuous enemy bombardment with H.E. and gas shell. On 4 separate occasions this N.C.O. and man showed the utmost courage and coolness in going to the assistance of wounded comrades, personally rendering first aid and acting as stretcher bearers, carrying wounded men to the Dressing Station through an area which was being heavily shelled and gassed. By their courage, coolness, and devotion to duty, both set a very fine example to the Battery. Their action was voluntary, and actuated by a sense of comradeship, they were not ordered to undertake the rescue.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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