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Robert GLENDINING

Regimental number781
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMiner
AddressVale Road, Lithgow, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinsister, Lucan Street, Harden, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 1 Mining Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations against the HINDENBURG Line, near BELLICOURT on 29th September, 1918, while acting as a stretcher bearer, Sapper GLENDINING assisted Sapper EGGLESTON throughout the day under very heavy shell and machine gun fire, carrying wounded. Early in the day he suffered from gas, but continued on duty throughout when he finally had to desist through sheer exhaustion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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