Donald Francis MCGLYNN


MCGLYNN, Donald Francis

Service Number: 3417
Enlisted: 13 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Forest Lodge, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: St Benedicts Christian Brothers, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Electrical mechanic
Died: Died of wounds, France, 14 April 1917
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
Plot II, Row J, Grave No. 42, Pozieres British Cemetery Ovillers-La Boisselle, Pozieres, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Glebe Roll of Honor, Glebe War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

13 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3417, 1st Infantry Battalion
5 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3417, 1st Infantry Battalion
5 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3417, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

His older brother, 5067 Pte John Michael Patrick McGlynn 18th Battalion AIF, was later killed in action in Belgium, 20 September 1917. Their widowed mother filled out their roll of honour circulars, “He and his brother were my only sons, and I am a widow. I lost them both”.

Donald McGlynn was wounded in action during the taking of Pozieres, 22 July 1916, a gunshot wound to his shoulder. He rejoined the 1st Battalion three months later and was mortally wounded near Demicourt on the 9 April 1917. He died from a gunshot wound to the back in the 5th Army operating centre near Pozieres, five days later.