GLEW, Frederick
(Service number 3146)

Aliases Fred
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 13 February 1882 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 27 October 1916 Age 32 years 8 months
Address at Enlistment Northcote
Occupation Confectioner
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs Winifred GLEW (wife), "Timaru", Raleigh Street, Northcote, Victoria; 4 Lyle Street, off Percy Street, West Brunswick, Victoria
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with Australian Imperial Force Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 8th Reinforcement
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 58th Battalion
Date 16 December 1916
Transport Medic
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Date Reason

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Post-war Occupations



Date *1966 Age 81 years
Place of Death Hawthorn, Victoria
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Frederick Glew, known as Fred, was born Frederick Glue on 13 February 1882 at Timaru, the son of Walter and Mary Ann Ellis (née Mason) Glue. Walter and Mary Ann had married in New Zealand and had a son Walter born at Timaru in 1880. By 1886 they had gone to Victoria, Australia, where more children were born. Fred had adopted the spelling Glew before he married, the only member of the family to do so. Fred married Winifred Ruth Higgs in 1908 in Victoria, Australia. Frederick Glew enlisted with the Australian Imperial Forces onnf 27 October 1916 at Melbourne, aged 32 years 8 months. A confectioner living at Northcote, he nominated his wife as next-of-kin – Mrs Winifred Glew, Raleigh Street, Northcote, Victoria. Private Glew embarked per the “Medic” on 16 December 1916 with the 58th Battalion of the 8th Reinforcement.

Fred resumed his occupation as a confectioner after the war. After Winifred’s death in 1947, he married Lizzie Ethel. He died in 1966 at Hawthorn, Victoria. His son, Robert Frederick Samuel Glew, served in World War II.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [30 March 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [16 April 2020]; Australia Electoral Rolls ( [16 April 2020]; Australia death registration (per [16 April 2020]

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