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William Henry GLASSPOOL

Regimental number1642
Place of birthHampshire England
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarm labourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William Glaspool, 41 Adelaide Road, St Dennys, Southhampton, Hampshire, Enngland
Enlistment date11 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Near POLYGON de ZONNEBEKE east of YPRES during operations 20/22nd September 1917, Pte. GLASSPOOL as a Stretcher Bearer worked with great courage under heavy shell fire, collecting wounded and assisting them to the R.A.P.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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