GLOVER, Garnett

Service Number: 1216
Enlisted: 27 August 1915, Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hurstville, Cumberland, England, 1889
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Polisher
Died: 16 November 1951, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Sect. M2 Row 18 Plot 1673
Memorials: North Sydney Tramways Pictorial Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

27 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1216, 30th Infantry Battalion, Sydney, NSW
9 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 1216, 30th Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 1216, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Husband of Mrs Allie Glover, Carrington Hotel, High Street, West Maitland, New South Wales

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations on 26th, 27th and 28th August, which resulted in the capture of FOUCAUCOURT, and our line being advanced beyond ESTREES. This man was a runner with the right support Company, and although badly shaken by a shell on 26th inst., he carried on with his duties, and carried numerous messages through heavy barrages and across exposed country, coming under heavy machine gun fire. He made many runs to the forward Coys., obtaining information which was subsequently transmitted to Battalion Headquarters, thereby keeping higher formations in touch with the situation. His exhaustion was most marked on the evening of 27th, but by sheer gallantry and determination, he remained on duty, and continued in his work until the battalion was relieved on the morning of 30th August. This man has acted as runner for his Company for the past 18 months and has always performed his duties most satisfactorily.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919