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Herbert GLIDDON

Regimental number2097
Place of birthPerth Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClub steward
Address106 Chelmsford Road, North Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Arthur Gliddon, 106 Chelmsford Road, North Perth, Western Australia
Previous military service88th Infantry
Enlistment date27 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 5 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Private GLIDDON was particularly conspicuous for his gallantry under heavy enemy fire during the operations near HAMEL on 4th July, 1918, and in the attack on the HINDENBURG LINE from 29th September to 3rd October, 1918. His runs most frequently took him to Platoons in the forward line and have frequently been over open ground subject to heavy Machine Gun and shell fire. This soldier has acted as a Battalion runner since the 21st March, 1917. He took part in the operations at MESSINES, WARNETON, along the SOMME from March, 1918, until the attack on the HINDENBURG LINE. He has throughout proved himself a most reliable runner, with great determination and resource and an utter disregard of personal safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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