Robert Harold (known as Bob) GlanvilleRobert Harold Glanville

Bob Glanville grew up on a dairy/mixed farm at Windera in the South Burnett, Queensland. He originally joined the 5th Light Horse, which became the 5th Motor Regiment in 1942. After a longish period in hospital in 1943 (osteomyelitis in his thumb), Dad was transferred to the 7th Battalion (AIF) at Kauri on the Atherton Tableland as a reinforcement in early 1944, which is how a Queenslander came to be part of a Victorian unit.  With the 7th Bob saw service overseas in Lae, Wau and the Solomon’s (Stirling Island). By then Bob was a No. 1 Bren gunner.

Bob served 303 days service overseas and 750 days in Australia before being discharged to the rural industry on 1 March 1945.

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