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Gerald George Edmund GLISSAN

Regimental number89
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address40 Walker Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Bernard Joseph Glissan, 40 Walker Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name4th Light Horse Brigade Ammunition Reserve, 7th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 4 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 November 1918

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 66
Date: 2 May 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

Attached for temporary duty to 15th Battery, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, 3 July 1916; rejoined unit, 30 July 1916.

Found guilty, 27 August 1916, of being absent from 9.30 pm, 21 August, until found in trenches at 8 am with 18th Bn, 27 August 1916: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited a total of 18 days' pay.

Transferred to 18th Bn, 19 September 1916, and reverted to rank of Private.

Wounded in action, and admitted to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 9 November 1916 (gun shot wound, head: severe); transferred to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 10 November 1916; to England, 14 November 1916, and admitted to VAD Hospital, Cheltenham, 15 November 1916; transferred to 3rd [Australian Auxiliary?] Hospital, 16 April 1917; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, from furlough, 6 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 August 1917; rejoined Bn,, 21 August 1917.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 8 October 1917 (trench feet); discharged to duty, 16 October 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 17 October 1917.

Awarded Military Medal, 14 October 1917.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 20 February 1918 (bronchitis); discharged to duty, 24 February 1918.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 8 March 1918 (bronchitis), and transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, and then by Ambulance Train No 36 to 55th General Hospital, Boulogne, 11 March 1918; to England, 13 March 1918, and admitted to Southwark Hospital; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 17 April 1918; discharged to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 22 April 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 27 May 1918 (tachycardia); discharged to No 3 Command Depot, 18 June 1916.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 16 July 1918.

Admitted to Cheltenham VAD Hospital, 30 July 1918 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 16 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, 8 November 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 29 December 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: renal calculeis), Sydney, 17 October 1919.

Medals: Military Medal,
SourcesNAA: B2455, GLISSAN Gerald George Edmund

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