|Place of birth||Perth, Western Australia|
|School||Claremont Government School, Western Australia|
|Address||Queen's Street, Claremont, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||19.5|
|Next of kin||Father, Thomas King, Queen's Street, Claremont, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Served in the Naval Reserve, North Fremantle.|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Corporal|
|Unit name||28th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/45/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.|
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||28th Battalion|
Unit: 28th Battalion
Unit: 28th Battalion
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (Altered to Military Cross)
Bar to Military Cross (Altered to Mention in Despatches)
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1 (Plot VI, Row A, Grave No. 31), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Thomas O'Glesby and Charlotte KING, Claremont, Western Australia|
'For conspicuous gallantry in action. When his senior officers had become casualties, he took command and led his company with great coolness and skill under very heavy fire. On another occasion he led a party of about twenty five against the enemy, took twenty seven prisoners, and, charging forward, enetered the next enemy trench and captured it with 100 prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916.
Appointed 2nd Lt, 14 March 1916.
Promoted Lt, 21 August 1916.
Awarded the Military Cross for services rendered during the fighting at Pozieres.
Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 1 November 1916 (scabies).
Admitted to No 1 Red Cross Hospital, 2 November 1916 (gonorrhoea); transferred to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 4 November 1916; discharged to Base Depot, 16 January 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 77 days; rejoined Bn, in the field, 27 January 1917.
Promoted Captain, 12 March 1917.
On leave to England, 5 April 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 19 April 1917.
Appointed to perform the duties of Adjutant, 24 July 1917.
Attached to 7th Brigade Headquarters, 24 August 1917; rejoined Bn from detachment, 30 August 1917.
Wounded in action, 4 October 1917 (gun shot wound, right arm), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 17th Casualty Clearing Station; to No 1 Red Cross Hospital, Le Treport, 5 October 1917; to England, 9 November 1917, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 17 December 1917; discharged to Overseas Training Bn, 5 February 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 16 February 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 24 February 1918.
Appointed Adjutant, 28 February 1918.
Wounded in action (second occasion), 7 April 1918 (gun shot/shell wound, neck and shoulder), and admitted to 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital.
Died of wounds, 7 April 1918.Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Father's second given name incorrectly entered on CWGC site as O'Glasby.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, KING Horace Chamberlain|