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Arthur William McGLASHAN

Regimental number2418
Place of birthNarrabi, New South Wales
SchoolWest Maitland Senior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway worker
AddressMurrycrook, Croydon Avenue, Croydon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs H McGlashan, Humula, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death20.10
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialSunken Road Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 9), Contalmaison, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur Herbert and Henrietta Margaret MCGLASHAN, 63 Melbourne Street, West Maitland, New South Wales. Native of Narrabri, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousins: 1359 Pte Frederick McGLASHAN, 18th Bn, killed in action, 22 August 1915; 2869 Pte Charles Frederick POULTER, 18th Bn, died of wounds, 6 August 1916.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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