John Joseph “Jack” McGlinn

Australia Military Forces


BIRTH: 10 May 1906
West Maitland, NSW
DEATH: 13 October 1941 West Maitland, NSW
DEATH: 13 October 1941
West Maitland, NSW

OCCUPATION: Musician, 1930; Bread Carter, 1930; Barman, 1933

RESIDENCE: Auburn St Moree, NSW, 1930; Dewhurst St Werris Creek, NSW, 1930; Norton St Ashfield, NSW, 1933


  • Maitland RL (Cadets) (Juniors) 1923
  • Maitland RL 1924, 1931
  • Frog Hollow RL (Moree) 1926
  • Moree RL 1927
  • West Tamworth RL 1929
  • Tamworth RL 1929, 1930
  • Northern Division RL v NSW RL 1928
  • Central Northern RL V New England RL 1929
  • Narrabri RL 1930
  • Newcastle RL v South Sydney RL 1931
  • Country RL Possibles v Country RL Probables 1931
  • Country RL Firsts v City RL Firsts 1931
  • Canowindra RL Player/Coach 1931
  • Wests RL First Grade 1932, 1933
  • Wests RL 2nd Grade 1933
  • City RL Possibles v City RL Probables 1932


The McGlinn family settled in the Maitland District in the 1880’s and were prominent in the local community. Three of Jack’s uncles served in the First World War. One of them, John Patrick McGlinn rose to the rank of Brigadier-General.

Jack’s father, Les, remained at Maitland where he was a prominent member of the local band. Jack took after his father and was also a Musician. While Jack was living at Moree he was recorded performing with the local Minstrels.

Jack McGlinn was first recorded playing with the Maitland juniors in 1923, before moving on to the Maitland senior team in 1924. From the mid 1920’s until the end of the decade Jack moved around and was living in a number of north west NSW towns including Moree, Narrabri and Werris Creek.

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