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Regimental number792
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPaddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Maggie Glasscock, 3 Wolseley Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 5 months in the Royal Australian Navy; discharged as medically unfit.
Enlistment date30 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 November 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A13 Katuna on 3 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1915
Discharge date13 January 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked Melbourne 3 February 1915.

Admitted to Base Isolation Hospital, Abbassia, 26 June 1915 (gonorrhoea).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Ballarat', 5 July 1915; disembarked Melbourne, 6 August 1915 (venereal).

Medical report, Melbourne, 30 November 1915: 'Was bitten by a scorpion before leaving for Egypt. Was treated on the boat & while in Egypt was operated on ... The discharge has never cleared up ... chronic sinusitis.'

Discharged, Melbourne, 13 January 1916.

Re-enlisted, 20 December 1916, as 3306 Pte, 7th Light Horse Regiment.

Admitted to Milsons Island Hospital, 25 January 1917 (venereal disease: gonorrhoea); discharged from hospital, free of venereal disease, 12 March 1917.

Deserted (absent without leave), 21 March 1917; reported himself to Darlinghurst Detention Barracks, 16 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit: not due to misconduct), 25 July 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GLASSCOCK John

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