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Edward McGlashan



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    McGlashan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 1721 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 January 1881 AWMM PapakuraAuckland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 19 May 1915 AWMM Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Catherine McGlashan (mother), Denbeigh Road, Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 19 June 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 9.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      140 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • 14 Sep 1916 {Age 35} AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Catherine and Edward George Cotton McGlashan. Edward McGlashan was born and raised in New Zealand.

    In 1915 he was visiting his sister, Mrs Annie Fuggle of Vacy, NSW, Australia and enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force.

    Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915. Admitted to HS 'Maheno', Gallipoli, 7 September 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to St Elmo Hospital, Malta, 12 September 1915; to Ghain Tuffica, Malta, 21 October 1915; discharged to Lines of Communication, 7 December 1915; admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, Egypt (uticaria); discharged to duty, 23 December 1915; reported to unit for duty, Tel el Kebir, 10 January 1916.

    Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 March 1916.

    Found guilty, 6 July 1916, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and Military discipline in that he used insubordinate expression: awarded 168 hours' Field Punishment No 2.

    Killed in action, Belgium, 14 September 1916.

    Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

    Mother wrote to Base Records, 20 October 1920: 'I wish to state that his Father is still alive as far as I know but that I have been separated from him, and neither I nor the children have heard from him or had any maintenance from him for at least twenty-three years. Also that I have had to bring up & educate my children without any help except that of my late son, and consider that I have a prior right to any medals etc, belonging to him.' Base Records ruled, 3 November 1920, that she should receive his medals.

    His sister, Mrs K. Fuggle, of Morisset, New South Wales, wrote to 2nd Military District, 25 March 1923, asking if she could acquire the wooden cross used temporarily to mark McGlashan's grave, and also asking for 'any books on magnetism or hypnotism by H. Sutta-Suddahana'. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    14 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM Plot VI. Row N. Grave no 13. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia AWMM

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