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Garnett GLOVER

Regimental number1216
Place of birthHurstville England
ReligionChurch of England
Address10 George Street West, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs Allie Glover, Carrington Hotel, High Street, West Maitland, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations on 26th, 27th and 28th August, which resulted in the capture of FOUCAUCOURT, and our line being advanced beyond ESTREES. This man was a runner with the right support Company, and although badly shaken by a shell on 26th inst., he carried on with his duties, and carried numerous messages through heavy barrages and across exposed country, coming under heavy machine gun fire. He made many runs to the forward Coys., obtaining information which was subsequently transmitted to Battalion Headquarters, thereby keeping higher formations in touch with the situation. His exhaustion was most marked on the evening of 27th, but by sheer gallantry and determination, he remained on duty, and continued in his work until the battalion was relieved on the morning of 30th August. This man has acted as runner for his Company for the past 18 months and has always performed his duties most satisfactorily.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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