GLANVILLE, Roland Belfield
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First Rank Last Rank Lieutenant


Date Unknown Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 17 August 1914 Age 22
Address at Enlistment Geelong, Victoria
Occupation Grocer
Previous Military Experience 2 years Timaru Port Guards; 3 years 2nd South Canterbury Regiment
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mr W.J. Glanville, Pareora West, via Timaru
Religion Church of Englanbd
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Military Service

Served with Australian Imperial Forces Served in 8th Battalion
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Date 4 October 1917 Age
Place of Death Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Dochy Farm British Cemetery
Memorial Reference Plot 3, row B, grave 27
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Beaconsfield/Otipua War Memorial (listed as Lt R B Glanville MC)

Biographical Notes

Awarded Military Cross (1st Anzac RG No.84 dated 14/10/1917) for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon with great dash and skill in an attack. At one period when he found himself out of touch with his men and under heavy rifle fire he went forward, though his revolver ammunition was expended, and captured 16 of the enemy. He showed great initiative and leadership throughout.


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Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald

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