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James GLOVER

Regimental number3848
Place of birthLancashire England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway worker
AddressFlinders Street, Wollongong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Glover, 734 Bolton Road, Pendlebury near Manchester, England
Enlistment date22 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work at Broodseinde on 8 October 1918.'
Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For skill and daring in handling his section during the progress of a raid on enemy trenches on 8th October at BROODSEINDE RIDGE. Although subjected to heavy M.G. fire, he engaged the enemy with rifle fire allowing 'A' Company to raid successfully and withdraw back to their own lines. Pte Glover remained firing and protected his own party's withdrawal. He has shown great devotion and courage on several occasions in recent operations. The number participating in the raid was 2 Officers 45 other ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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