GLOVER, GEORGE HENRY 25728 Private 1/5th Battalion T.F. 170th Bde 57th Division THE LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT

Born Leyland Enlisted Preston Living Leyland Killed in Action France / Flanders 2nd August 1918

Ref: ‘Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919’, Part 50.

Preston Guardian Sat. 24th August 1918

Pte George Hy. Glover whose home was at 23 Balcarres Road, Leyland has died from wounds in France. A letter to the widow from the chaplain states that he was carried in unconscious on August 1st, and died the following day.

He joined the Army two years ago last June having previously been a plasterer on his own account in Leyland.

Leyland St. Andrew’s Parish Magazine September 1918

A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, 21st August 1918, for Richard Lazenby, R.A.M.C.; Harry Morris, Tank Corps; and George Glover, Loyal North Lancs.: the Vicar gave a eulogy on each man. On George Glover he said:-

“First, we have this night to honour the memory of George Glover of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, who died on the 3rd (sic) of August, the eve of the first anniversary of the declaration of war, of wounds received the previous day.

For one in middle life, with an honest trade to follow and a home of his own, no prospect would have appeared more unlikely a few years ago, as that he should die of wounds in a foreign land: but he, and many like him, left their own quiet homes to defend the homes of others. There is eternal truth in the Saviour’s words – ‘He that loseth his life shall save it’.”

G. H. Glover’s name is on the following local memorials:-

War Memorial, Church Road, Leyland

Mural Plaque in St. Andrew’s, Leyland.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

George H. Glover is buried in the:-

LIGNY-ST. FLOCHEL BRITISH CEMETERY, FRANCE

Grave Ref: Plot II Row A Grave 7. Age 41. Husband of Sarah Glover, 2 Clifford Street, Barrow-in-Furness. Ligny-St. Flochel is a village about 6.5 km east of St. Pol on the main road to Arras.

Preston Guardian Sat. 24th February 1917

Geo. Glover of Balcarres Rd reported as wounded, as was Cpl R. Glover, R.A.M.C., of Towngate.

Leyland St. Andrew’s Parish Registers

1877, 24th Aug.– Bapt: George Henry son of Thomas and Agnes Glover, Carrier, of Leyland. 1912, 12th Aug.– Married: George Henry Glover of Leyland and Sarah Stephenson of Longton.

Barratt’s Directory of Preston and District 1913 – Leyland

Mrs Agnes Glover, Balcarres Road. (Mother of George Henry)

Chorley Parliamentary Division. Register of Electors, 1918 - Leyland

6 Balcarres Road Thomas and Lillian Glover

23 Balcarres Road  Fred Gregson Taylor

Note 1:- Brigadier James’s ‘Records’ do not show the 57th Division in any of the major engagements around the time of Geo. Henry Glover’s death. This was the time of the ‘Counter-Attack in Champagne’ (20th July-2nd August 1918) which was followed by the ‘Advance in Picardy’ (8th Aug.-3rd Sept). The 57th Division must have been engaged in trench warfare at the time of George Henry’s death.

Note 2:- In the ‘Soldiers Died’ heading, T.F. = Territorial Force.

Note 3:-The date of death of G.H. Glover in St. Andrew’s Parish Magazine above – 3rd August 1918 – is presumably incorrect as both ‘Soldiers Died’ and the C.W.G.C. give the 2nd of August.

Glover, George Henry. WE Waring 2003