ABO (Veldkornet M. Glendon);
BWM; AVM (Bil.) Dvr. M. Glendon S.A.S.C.
City Coins August 2011.
Michael Glendon (Johannesburg Cdo, initially under Gen. Sehoeman and then under his replacement Gen. Lemmer) took parole after he was taken PoW No. 21001 at Johannesburg on 15 June 1900. As such he would not have been eligible for the ABO medal, but his parole was subsequently cancelled and he was sent to Morgan’s Island, Bermuda.
Glendon did not disclose the "parole interlude” on his Vorm “B” and, since he was held as PoW on 31 May 1902, he was duly awarded the medal. He did, however, state that he was present at the actions at Sanna’s Post, Sand River and Thabanchu.
He enlisted in the SA Service Corps for WWI service in German S.W.A. at the age of 54 and served for 3 months (April-July 1915).