Robert Harold Glanville

Bob Glanville grew up on a dairy/mixed farm at Windera in the South Burnett, Queensland. He originally joined the 5th Light Horse, which became the 5th Motor Regiment in 1942. After a longish period in hospital in 1943 (osteomyelitis in his thumb), Bob was transferred to the 7th Battalion (AIF) at Kauri on the Atherton Tableland as a reinforcement in early 1944, which is how a Queenslander came to be part of a Victorian unit.  With the 7th Bob saw service overseas in Lae, Wau and the Solomon’s (Stirling Island). By then Bob was a No. 1 Bren gunner.

Bob served 303 days service overseas and 750 days in Australia before being discharged to the rural industry on 1 March 1945.

For a more detailed version of Bob's story click here.

Lt Leith Donald was one of many 7th Battalion men who went out on patrol into enemy territory on Bougainville and he was awarded

Mention in Despatches for his service.  Leith Donald in uniformTo read more about the patrols led by Lt Donald with the men from 7 Platoon, A Company click here.


This is the story of SGT Clohesy and men of 10 Platoon, B Company who had a difficult few days while out on a three day patrol.  1942 Leo Clohesy

Their story, as described in the battalion's War Diary, can be found here.

Like all military organisations, the Seventh Battalion has its own heraldry and insignia. 

For some brief information on the Battalion's motto, colour patch and badge click here.