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Frederick James GLENN

Regimental number1291
Place of birthRedfern, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolCleveland Street High School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address'Glenella', Chelsea Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, Wilson Glenn, 'Glenella', Chelsea Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in the 26th Infantry,Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date4 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 2), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
117
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Wilson and Isabel GLENN, 'Glenella', Prince Street, Randwick, New South Wales. Native of Redfern
Family/military connectionsCousins: 3775 Pte Edward GLENN, 2nd Bn, killed in action, 8 August 1916; 4793 Pte Harold Eyles GLENN, 56th Bn, killed in action, 1 November 1916; 2622 Pte Edward JENKINS, 3rd Bn, killed in action, 27 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Appointed Lance Corporal, Ferry Post, 3 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Reported missing, 20 July 1916.

Note on file, 13 March 1917: 'Identification Disc received from Germany. No particulars were afforded, except that Soldier was deceased.' May now be reported "KILLED IN ACTION" 20/7/16.'

German note on file: 'austr. Sold. Glenn, F. 30 Batt. am 19.7.16 in Gegend Fromelles gefallen.'

Red Cross File No 1170802 has statement from 684 Pte F. HALL, 30th Bn, 28 August 1916: ' ... I saw his dead body about dawn on 20.7.16 at Fleurbaix, in a trench. I passed right over his body and recognised him and I am quite sure he was dead. His face was going black. There was only one L/Cpl. Glenn and we used to call him Freddie.'

Statement on Red Cross file: 'The above name [GLENN Fredk. James 1291] appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GLENN Frederick James
Red Cross file 1170802

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