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Jack Lawson Glassop)
Born:Established:30 Jan 1913Lawson,Blue Mountains,Sydney,New South Wales,;Died:Ceased:4 Nov 1966Mount Osmond,Burnside area,Adelaide - South / South East,Adelaide,South Australia,
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Lawson Glassop was born in the Blue Mountains, NSW. He started a career in journalism before serving with the AIF in the Middle East where he worked on an army newspaper. Working for the Sydney Morning Herald after the war, he was a war correspondent in Korea.
He made a significant contribution to Australia's war literature with the novel We Were the Rats, published in 1944, which was a realistic portrayal of army life during wartime. Originally banned as obscene by the NSW government in 1946, a modified version of the book appeared in 1961.
Glassop also published a children's book and several other novels.