William Glass (Private) – Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) 2/5th Battalion (Formerly 2394 Army Service Corps)

William Glass.

William Glass (Private) – Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) 2/5th Battalion (Formerly 2394 Army Service Corps)

William was killed in Action on the 5th November 1918 in the aftermath of the battle of the Sambre (4th November). During his service, William was awarded the Military Medal (MM).

He was 31 years old and part of the 186th Brigade 62nd (West Riding Division). William was 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighed 184 pounds.

He was the son of the late William Glass (Hamilton Fruit Merchant) and his mother was called Barbara. He was married to Mary Casey and they lived at 45 Baillie’s Causeway. He had two daughters who were Margaret born on the 18th November 1907 and Barbara born 3rd July 1910. Before he joined that Army he was working as a Miner and then a Lorryman.

Private Glass has no known grave and is commemorated on St. John’s Grammar School, Regimental Headquarters, Wellesley Park, Halifax, England.

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