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Douglas Roy McGlashan

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 27), Page: 1 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 27), Page: 1 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas Roy AWMM
  • Surname
    McGlashan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 23/2536 AWMM
    • South African 7209 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 February 1884 AWMM CliveHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs A. McGlashan (wife), Magdala Home, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Sawmill hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Douglas McGlashan was the son of William McGlashan and Ann Sangster.

    Served in the Anglo-Boer War, and World Wars I and II. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    3 December 1969 AWMM
    StratfordTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    His obituary which appeared in the Hawera Star (?) on 3 December 1969 read as follows:

    War Veteran Dies at 86. The death occurred in Stratford this week of a South African war veteran, Mr Douglas Roy McGlashan, who also served in both world wars. He was 86. Mr McGlashan who was born in Clive, gave his age as 21 - he was only 17 - when he enlisted in the ninth contingent to go to the South African war.He enlisted in the New Zealand Army again in World War 1 and spent nearly four years in the Middle, East, France, Belgium and Germany. He served in New Zealand during World War 2.Mr McGlashan came to Taranaki after a period of framing and lived at Tututawa before moving to Toko in 1959.He was one of the first residents of Marire Home, Stratford, when it opened in February this year. He lived there until about five weeks ago when he was admitted to Stratford Hospital.Mr McGlashan is survived by an adult family of two sons and two daughters. His wife and a son predeceased him.' AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      27: 1 AWMM
    • Hawera & Normanby Star AWMM
      Obituary: Hawera Star (?) on 3 December 1969 AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • Homeward bound : S.S. Briton. As transport H.M.N.Z.T. No. 268 the S.S. "Briton" departed Tilbury, London, 17 June 1919. AWMM

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