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Robert James McGlinn

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert James AWMM
  • Surname
    McGlinn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Robert James McDonald AWMM
    • Bob AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/928 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 August 1893 Family YorkWestern Australia Military personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 24 December 1915 AWMM James Hotel, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 James McDonald (father), York, Western Australia AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1919 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/928 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 24 December 1914 Military personnel file
    Age 17 AWMM Military personnel file
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Dec 1915 AWMMHeight, WWI AWMM
      5 foot 6 inches AWMM
    • Dec 1915 AWMMEye colour, WWI AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Dec 1915 AWMMWeight, WWI AWMM
    • 4 October 1918 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWII AWMM
      Gassed, France AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Married in England just before returning to New Zealand. They both travelled on the Athenic leaving England 14th July 1919.

    Enlisted with the Royal Australian Navy under his real name McGlinn in 1919; deserted from the HMS Cerebos at Melbourne July 1914 was caught, deserted again and was caught and served his sentence; he then enlisted in NZEF as McDonald which he confessed to in February 1917, and was later corrected on the Service Record to McGlinn.

    He attested with a birth date of 26 August 1889, four years older than he actually was. Baptised as a Catholic, attested as a Presbyterian. He was detained on several occasions for disobedience, missing parade, absence without leave. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 May 1975 Military personnel file
    ChristchurchCanterbury Military personnel file
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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