Harold Thomas Glanville
Serial No. 57414
3rd Light Horse Regiment
Harold Thomas Glanville - Information
As the war was raging, Harold was living in Cygnet, Tasmania with his beautiful wife Louisa. Harold moved to Tasmania from NSW, where he was born in Camden on the 28th of August 1878. He had developed much military experience, serving for two and a half years in the 1st NSW Infantry and also 13 years in Africa. He then completed a five year painting apprenticeship. Harold supported his family working as a carpenter and painter. At the age of 39, he decided to sign up for war service. He enlisted on the 9th of November 1917 in Hobart. He became a Trooper in the Light Horse at Claremont, and finished up his training in Seymour and Broadmeadows Depot in Victoria. Here, he was assigned to the 34th Reinforcements, 3rd Light Horse Regiment. Harold was then sent abroad from Melbourne upon the Port Sydney on the 17th of August 1918. While at sea, Harold was temporarily appointed Voyage Only Sergeant.
Harold disembarked in Suez, Egypt in mid September. He joined the 3rd Light Horse Regiment on the 23rd of October. A week later, the Turkish forces could not avail the onslaught through Palestine and Syria, and they surrendered. Soon the whole war was over. Harold remained with his unit until he was ordered back to Australia in mid May 1919. He was discharged in August, and returned to his family in Tasmania.