Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
John Reginald Glaze was born in Billingsley on 9th July, 1894 and was baptised at Billingsley Church on the 19th August. He was the son of Thomas Glaze, a farm labourer, and his wife Emma. Shortly after John's birth the family settled in Stockton where Thomas worked as 'Groom Gardener'.
Shortly after his sixteenth birthday in 1911, John enlisted in the Royal Marine Light Infantry. He died on 9th November, 1918 while serving on HMS Adventure. His cause of death is given as 'killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action' and it is recorded that his body was not recovered for burial - which probably means that he was lost overboard and that there was insufficient evidence to say whether he fell, jumped or was pushed. He is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Corporal John Reginald Glaze, Ply/15470 Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS Adventure, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1915 Star.
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