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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 23/03/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Otago Regiment (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/05/1895
Died: 09/08/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 20
Robert John Glassey was the son of Robert Burns and Susan Glassey. Robert was born on 1st May 1895 in Clogher, County Tyrone. The 1901 census records Robert John as 6 years old. His father was a farmer. The family emigrated to New Zealand in 1901. Private Glassey was part of the third draft of reinforcements which left Wellington on 14 February 1915. Private Robert John Glassey was wounded in action during the August Offensive. He died of his wounds on 9th August 1915 at Gallipoli, Turkey.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial
  North Anzac, Gallipoli, 
Grave Ref: Panel 15
CWGC Casualty 679975
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area where you will encounter a right hand turn at 7.6kms. Follow this road for a further 6.1 kms. when you will arrive at the cemetery and memorial. The cemetery is in the lower point of the ridge and the memorial obelisk is located to the North West of the cemetery. Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial is on the north-west side of Chunuk Bair Cemetery.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Glassey Family Lists Robert John as age 6, living with the family at house 7 in Clare More, Cecil, Tyrone
2 Archives New Zealand Military documents (22 no) of Private Robert John Glassey
3 Photo of Private Robert John Glassey's inscription
4 Glassey Family Tree Lists wealth of information on Glassey family
5 Glassey website partially completed website.
6 New Zealand Cenotaph Ashburton War Memorial. Panel 1 (WW1), names, marble panel. (photos)
7 New Zealand Passenger List 1901 Wellington (inwards), SS-1-477, Oct.-Dec. 1901
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Robert John Glassey's inscription can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023