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Harold GLEW

Regimental number2648
Place of birthFryerstown Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, James Glew, 35 Tennyson Street, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date9 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At BELLICOURT and NAUROY on 29th/30th September and 1st October 1918. For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. He carried messages to Battalion Headquarters under heavy shell and Machine Gun fire during the advance on NAUROY and LE CATELET on 29th September. He carried messages practically all the knight of 29th/30th September during the advance to the Railway cutting under very trying circumstances. On the afternoon of the 30th he carried a message out to a Platoon in face of extremely heavy Machine gun and shell fire, to what appeared almost certain death and succeeded in bringing back an answers from the Platoon Commander. Owing to casualties to the Company Runners he had double work to do and he acted throughout the whole operation with great bravery and self sacrifice. In the operations of the last few months this soldier has carried out similar work in every engagement.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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