|Place of birth||Sydney New South Wales|
|Address||40 Walker Street, North Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, George Bernard Joseph Glissan, 40 Walker Street, North Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Driver|
|Unit name||4th Light Horse Brigade Ammunition Reserve, 7th Reinforcements|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||18th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 66
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,
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GLISSAN Gerald George Edmund|