GLADWIN, George Henry
(Service number 7679)
|First Rank||Quartermaster Sergeant||Last Rank|
|Date||20 September 1889||Place of Birth||Washdyke, Timaru|
|Date||4 November 1915||Age||26 years|
|Address at Enlistment||386 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous Military Experience||Storeman Corporal at Albury for 17th Battalion - 3½ years|
|Next of Kin||Mras Agnes Mary GLADWIN, 386 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales; 108 Albert Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||Australian Imperial Force||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||battery 14|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Field Artillery Brigade 5|
|Date||18 November 1915|
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|Place of Death||New South Wales, Australia|
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George Henry Gladwin, born on 20 September 1889 at Washdyke, Timaru, and baptised on 17 November at St Mary’s Anglican Church, Timaru, was the son of Thomas James and Helen (Eleanor, née Smitt) Louisa Gladwin. He was educated at Washdyke School. His father died suddenly at Timaru Hospital in May 1910, while undergoing an operation. George Henry Gladwin, his son, “identified the body lying in the Hospital Morgue as that of his father.” George was still at Washdyke in 1911.
George Henry Gladwin enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force on 4 November 1915 at National Park, New South Wales. He was 26 years old, married, and a soldier who had served 3½ yrs as Storeman Corporal at Albury for the 17th Battalion. George had married Agnes Mary O’Connell in 1914 at Balmain South, New South Wales. He died in 1973, his death registered at Liverpool, New South Wales. One of his brothers, Alfred Edward Gladwin, was called up for service in 1918.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [30 March 2020]; NZBDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [13 April 2020]; School Admission records [13 April 2020]; St Mary’s Timaru Baptism records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [16 April 2020]; NZ Electoral Rolls (ancestry.com.au) [13 April 2020]; Australian Marriage & Death indexes (NSW Registry online) [25 April 2020]
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