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Regimental number1721
Date of birth1 January 1881
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationVeterinary assistant
AddressHawera, Taranaki, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 9.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs McGlashan, Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21/5/1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14/9/1916
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialRailway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) (Plot VI, Row N, Grave No. 13), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Catherine MCGLASHAN, Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915. Admitted to HS 'Maheno', Gallipoli, 7 September 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to St Elmo Hospital, Malta, 12 September 1915; to Ghain Tuffica, Malta, 21 October 1915; discharged to Lines of Communication, 7 December 1915; admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, Egypt (uticaria); discharged to duty, 23 December 1915; reported to unit for duty, Tel el Kebir, 10 January 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 March 1916.

Found guilty, 6 July 1916, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and Military discipline in that he used insubordinate expression: awarded 168 hours' Field Punishment No 2.

Killed in action, Belgium, 14 September 1916.

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

Mother wrote to Base Records, 20 October 1920: 'I wish to state that his Father is still alive as far as I know but that I have been separated from him, and neither I nor the children have heard from him or had any maintenance from him for at least twenty-three years. Also that I have had to bring up & educate my children without any help except that of my late son, and consider that I have a prior right to any medals etc, belonging to him.' Base Records ruled, 3 November 1920, that she should receive his medals.

His sister, Mrs K. Fuggle, of Morisset, New South Wales, wrote to 2nd Military District, 25 March 1923, asking if she could acquire the wooden cross used temporarily to mark McGlashan's grave, and also asking for 'any books on magnetism or hypnotism by H. Sutta-Suddahana'.

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