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Harry McGLINN

Regimental number6802
Date of birth17 August 1899
Place of birthAdelong New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressNewtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinBrother, Harley McGlinn, 3 Angel Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 May 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 16 June 1917
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 10, 14 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For consistently brave and devoted service in the operations of 3rd and 5th October, 1918, near JONCOURT. Two platoons were separated on the left flank and were subjected to heavy machine gun fire. Private McGLINN made at least six trips between the two platoon commanders with messages without regard for the fire and so enabled them to establish a line of resistance. Later he made two trips to Battalion Headquarters with messages and in rturning guided forward parties with ammunition. On 5th October, 1918, when his company was holding a sector near MONTBREHAIN and while a counter attack was in progress he carried forward a message to an advanced post under heavy machine gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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