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Archie GLOVER

Regimental number244
Place of birthTongala South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
Address11 Hackney Road, St Peters, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Glover, Cornish Terrace, Wallaroo, South Australia
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Jeancourt on 18 September 1918
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'During the advance from JEANCOURT on 19th September, 1918, Corporal GLOVER, single handed, rushed an enemy post which was holding up the advance of his platoon, killed one of the crew and captured the remaining four, together with their gun. This action enabled his platoon to continue the advance. Throughout the whole of the operation this N.C.O. showed great personal bravery and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 May 1967
Age at death73
Place of burialWaikerie Cemetery, South Australia

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