2nd Lt. Robert Glen, MC, Royal Scots Fusiliers

1883 Jan 20. Born Barony, Glasgow son of James Glen (a Carter) and Margaret Sutherland

1891 census at 63 Hinshaw St, Glasgow. His mother is a "housekeeper" His father died in 1887

Name Age
Margaret Glen 42
Robert Glen 8
James Glen 4

1900 Sep 11. Attested to 3rd Scottish Rifles. Living at 4 Garbeath St, Possilpark, Glasgow. Worked for Caledonean Railway Co, as a labourer.

1901 census a Private in 3rd Scottish Rifles, at barracks in Kent. Born Glasgow, age 18

1902 Feb 5. Moved to regular army in Cameron Highlanders. His mother was at Margaret McInnis, 4 Carbeth, Possilpark, Glasgow

1902 Mar 4. Discharged

1902 Jun 19. Enlists in Seaforth Highlanders as "Robert Sutherland"

1903 Mar 10. Posted to India

1906 Jun 30 Transferred to Lancers of the Line and posted to 9th Lancers

1906 Oct 6. Posted to South Africa.

1910 Dec 9. Posted back UK

1912 Dec 7 Promoted Cpl.

1914 Jun 18. Discharged at end of agreement, Cpl

1915 Oct 4. Married in Glasgow to Minnie Annie Robertson Spence

1915 Nov 3. Landed in France.

1918 May 28 Commissioned 2nd Lt.

1919 Jan 10. MC Gazetted. T./2nd Lt. Robert Glen, 1st Bn., R.S. Fus. When his platoon had been held up by fire from a machine-gun nest he led his men forward with the greatest courage and determination, capturing the post and taking ten prisoners and a machine gun. He then organised his men and led them forward again under heavy fire to their objective. His coolness in action and fine leading were most marked

1921 Feb 16 Joined ADRIC with service no. 1697. Joined A Coy

1922 Jan 18 . Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Apr 28. Leaves UK for Freemantle Australia with Mrs M Glen Their address is the same as on MIC. His occupation is "nil" and they travel 3rd class.

1924 Mat 19. Divorce from Minnie Annie Robertson Spence in Adelaide, Australia.

1926 Jan 29. Married in Adelaide to Susan Mary French

1940 Mar 20. Died of TB in Northfield Consumptive Home, Adelaide.

 

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