Major General Sir Thomas William Glasgow KCB CB CMG DSO digital story
As an officer of the 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Glasgow served in Egypt and on Gallipoli, where he led 200 New South Wales Light-horsemen in an attack on Dead Man's Ridge on 7 August 1915. In France he commanded 13th Infantry Brigade, and displayed decisive leadership and tactical skill to recapture Villers-Brettoneux on 25 April 1918. Promoted to Major General, he commanded the 1st Australian Division on the Western Front.
Glasgow was a frequent correspondent, and his papers include letters written almost daily to his wife Belle, who moved to London in 1916 to be closer to him, and their children Joan and Beth who stayed in Queensland.
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