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James Campbell GLENN

Regimental number8401
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Ealing', Charlotte Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinBrother, W S Glenn, 'Ealing', Charlotte Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameArmy Service Corps 20, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/106/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 27 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 15 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919

Military Medal

'These men [GLENN, 9602 R. COLMAN, and 101 A.A. BRUNT] were noted on 25th May 1917, when intense enemy fire and an ammunition dump exploding close by, made necessary the rapid removal of the horses of the convoy of which they formed part; the example they set on this occasion was a fine one and their coolness of great value in carrying out the work. The convoy was engaged upon road repair work in the vicinity of BUSSCHEMEERSCHEN under direct observation of enemy's balloon with a party of Infantry who immediately left their work and took cover leaving the Drivers to extricate themselves. The road was too narrow to turn vehicles.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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