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Richard Glasson was born in Ballarat and was a Labourer by trade when he enlisted in the 39th Battalion, A Company on 21 March 1916 at the age of 38. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916. He sailed to England before moving to France in November 1916. He recorded a number of charges for short duration absences without leave but his most serious offence was in August 1918 when he was charged with æusing obscene language and insulting language; threatening the military police'. In early 1918 he was hospitalised with illness but was eventually cleared to rejoin his battalion in France where, on August 10th, he was gassed. He did not return to his unit until hostilities had ceased. He returned to Australia on the Leicestershire, disembarking on June 21st 1919.
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