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James GLASGOW

Place of birthGympie, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStation hand
AddressRed Hill, Gympie, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8.25"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, Samuel Glasgow, Red Hill, Gympie, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name26th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 28 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samual and Mary GLASGOW
Discharge date18 April 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 28 March 1916; disembarked Suez, 5 May 1916.

Promoted Lieutenant, and to remain seconded, England, 1 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 February 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base, Etaples, 15 February 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 22 February 1917; taken on strength of 26th Bn, 23 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 2 March 1917; admitted to No 5 Australian Field Ambulance, 2 March 1917 (gunshot wounds, both legs); transferred to 1/1 South Midland Casualty Clearing Station, 2 March 1917; to Ambulance Train, 3 March 1917; to No 2 British Red Cross Hospital, Rouen, 4 March 1917; to England, 2 May 1917; to No 3 London General Hospital, 4 May 1917 (gunshot wounds, both legs; right leg amputated below knee); to No 5 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Wellin, 11 June 1917; to No 3 London General Hospital, 25 August 1917; to No 5 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Wellin, 13 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Dunluce Castle', 14 January 1918; trans-shipped to HT "Karoola', Cape Town, 16 February 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 10 March 1918; appointment terminated (discharged), 18 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 April 1925
Age at death39
Place of burialNo details
SourcesNAA: B2455, GLASGOW James

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