|Place of birth||Nowra, New South Wales|
|Other Names||Septimus Douglas|
|School||Camden Grammar School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Cooyar, via Oakey, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E M Glanville, Nowra, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of varicole); Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/26/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||49th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Messines, Belgium|
|Age at death||26|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 29), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
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|Parents: John and Elizabeth (d. 13 August 1920) GLANVILLE. Native of Nowra, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 39 Pte Charles Henry GLANVILLE MM, 5th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 7 January 1919; second brother not yet identified.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Disembarked Port Said, 5 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 14 June 1916. Taken on strength, 49th Bn, 13 August 1916.
Wounded in action, 1 September 1916 (gun shot wound, right shoulder); admitted to 49th Casualty Clearing Station, 5 September 1916; transferred by Ambulance train to 4th General Hospital, Camiers, 5 September 1916; to England, 21 September 1916, and admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford, 22 September 1916; to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 14 December 1916; to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 4 January 1917; to infantry Drafts Depot, 9 February 1917.
Found guilty, 7 February 1917, of breaking camp and being absent without leave from 7.30 am, 2 February, to 8.30 am, 6 February 1917: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 10 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 25 February 1917; rejoined unit, 20 March 1917.
Reported missing believed killed in action, Belgium, 7 June 1917. Buried; grave subsequently lost.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal