David GLENNIE

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GLENNIE, David

Service Number: 1775
Enlisted: 31 January 1915, Rockhampton, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Stonehaven, Scotland, 9 September 1889
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Fetteresso Public School
Occupation: Painter
Died: Killed in action, Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli, Turkey, 28 May 1915, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Grave I.D. 15.
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

31 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1775, Rockhampton, Queensland
8 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1775, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
8 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1775, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
28 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1775, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Jim Allan

David Glennie, who was born on September 9, 1889 in Stonehaven, Scotland and was a Painter by trade, enlisted as a Private (Service # 1775) with the Australian Infantry, A.I.F.: 9th Battalion, 1st Australian Division on January 27, 1915 at Rockhampton, Queensland, approximately 2 years after immigrating to Australia. According to his Attestation Papers David, who was a Presbyterian, stood 5 ft. 8 in. tall and had attended Fetteresso Public School in Stonehaven as a young boy. He also wore a tattoo of crossed flags and a lady on top on his right arm. On April 8, 1915 David embarked from Brisbane on board the "HMAT Star of England".

Private Glennie was killed in action on June 28, 1915 near Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli, Turkey. David's parents, James and Isabella (Taylor) Glennie were living at 70 Evan Street in Stonehaven when they learnt of their son's death and his name is inscribed on both the Shell Green Cemetery – I. D. 15 in Gallipoli, Turkey, as well as on the Stonehaven & District War Memorial near his birth place of Stonehaven, Scotland.

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

His brothers also fell. They were sons of James and Isabella Glennie, of 70, Evan St., Stonehaven, Kincardineshire Scotland.

They were:

Private William Glennie, Service Number S/43393, aged 19, of the 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders- Died 11/04/1917

Private Robert Barclay Glennie, Service Number 646049, aged 26, of the 29th Bn. Canadian Infantry-Died 05/05/1917.

They are honoured on the Stonehaven and Dunnotar war memorial.