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Clarence Glendenning (1888–1949)

A veteran of the First World War, who has carried the flag of his battalion for 25 consecutive years in Anzac Day parades, died in Hobart on Wednesday.

He was Mr. Clarence Glendenning, an original member of the 15/47th Battalion, who served in Gallipoli, where he was wounded three times and gassed twice.

In 1923 Mr. Glendenning joined the 15/47th Battalion Association, and had been its standard bearer at Anzac parades ever since.

It is believed that he established an Australian record for the number of times a standard bearer has led a parade on Anzac Day. He marched under four governors.

Mr. Glendenning, who was 61, died in the Repatriation Hospital. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Edith Maud Glendenning, of South St., Bellerive.

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


28 June, 1949 (aged ~ 61)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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