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William Glen/Glynn


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Serial No. 141/85703

12th Light Horse Regiment


William Glen/Glynn - Information

As the guns in Europe started firing, William was living in Campbelltown with his wife, Mary Jane. Born in Bathurst on the 1st of October 1877, William later served in the Bathurst Mounted Rifles. When he and Mary came to Campbelltown, he found work as a farmer. Then at 39 years of age, William enlisted in the AIF in Liverpool on the 29th of December 1914. He joined the Light Horse, becoming a Trooper with the 12th Regiment in March 1915. He then departed Sydney Harbour on the 13th of June 1915 onboard the HMAT Suevic.

William landed in Egypt and continued his training with his new horse. However, with the intense heat and stress, William began having difficulty keeping up during exercises. He was admitted to hospital, where it was discovered that he had a bad heart. Consequently, William was then invalided back to Australia from Suez in early February 1916, and given a medical discharge in June. He returned to his wife in Campbelltown. After the war ended, William then enlisted in the Special Service Corps on the 14th of May 1919 in Holsworthy. He was shipped back overseas, arriving in London in July. However, while completing his duty, he was admitted to hospital in Sutton Veny in August, suffering with chronic nephritis. He went before a medical review board and was discharged as medically unfit and sent back to Australia. William once again returned to Mary. They eventually moved to 49 Alice St in Newtown, where William passed away on the 11th of February 1938.