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Keith William Rutherford Glasgow

Portrait of K.W.R.Glasgow

Col. Keith William Rutherford Glasgow DSO

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Keith William Rutherford AWMM
  • Surname
    Glasgow AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    1561 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 November 1902 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1941 AWMM Scots College, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs O. Glasgow (wife), C/o Mrs R.W. Fenton, 342 The Parade, Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
      DSO: NZ Gazette, 21 September 1944. Citation: "On 6th March 1943 at Medenine, Lieutenant Colonel K.W.R. Glasgow commanded his Regiment with conspicuous success and gallantry. His regiment was responsible for a zone of observation through which the hostile tanks approached. He calmly withheld all fire until the enemy tanks ran up against our forward six pounder (A/T) guns and with conspicuous skill and alacrity dealt with the infantry and soft skinned vehicles following the tanks, inflicting very heavy casualties on them and causing them to disperse. So well had he deployed his OPs to cover the zone that for the remainder of the day he was able to bring the maximum fire to bear on all the targets which later presented themselves, and the successful action fought on that day was due to a very large extent to his initiative and skill in collecting target information and disseminating it to the proper quarters. Despite intermittent shelling of his regiment area during the day Lt Col Glasgow persisted with his duties, keeping magnificent control of the situation throughout. Throughout a long period of Regimental command Lieutenant Colonel Glasgow has shown himself a forceful leader and able administrator; most competent at training and his conduct under fire at all times has been a source of inspiration to all those around him." AWMM
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
    • Africa Star AWMM
    • Defence Medal AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM
    • Efficiency Decoration (ED) AWMM
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 AWMM Headmaster/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • CO (Commanding Officer) of 14 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, May 1941.

    CO of 5 Field Regiment, December 1941.

    Commander 6 NZ Division, New Zealand, May 1943.

    GSO1 (General Staff Officer, grade 1), Maadi Camp, Egypt, 1944.

    Member of NZ Contingent to Victory Parade, London, 1946. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 October 1958 AWMM
    Age 55 AWMM
    WaikanaeWellington Region AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • External links
  • References
    • Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 66 AWMM


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