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Ebenezer GLASS

Regimental number1144
Place of birthKyneton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusWidowed
Age at embarkation37.7
Height5' 5.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMorrison Howard Glass, c/o Walter Noonan, Benalla, Victoria
Enlistment date28 September 1914
Place of enlistmentRosehill, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 29 August 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date14 January 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, foot; date not recorded); admitted to 17th General hospital, Alexandria, 13 May 1915; transferred to Convalescent Camp, Mustapha, 1 August 1915.

Found guilty, 13 August 1915, of (1) breaking out of hospital whilst a patient and returning at 10 pm dressed in khaki on 26 June: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks; (2) absent without leave from 9.30 pm till midnight on 7 July 1915: awarded 4 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 13 August 1915; discharged, 27 August 1915.

Wife wrote to Minister of Defence, 2 June 1915: 'I wish to ask am I not entitled to receive a wife's portion of Private E. Glass's pay who has been reported as wounded (by wire today). He left myself and two children nine years ago, one a boy is now sixteen who is very anxious to enlist as a bugler if his age is not against him; the girl is thirteen and I am having a struggle to educate her and pay my way, so will you kindly let me know any particulars as I am very anxious.'

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Euripides', 29 August 1915; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, left foot), Sydney, 14 January 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
Date of death28 July 1948
SourcesNAA: B2455, GLASS Ebenezer

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