Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Edward James Glover was born at Griffith's Green, Claverley, and was baptised at Claverley Parish Church on 17th February, 1898. He was the son of James Glover, a house painter, and his wife Kate. The family had recently moved to Claverley from North Staffordshire.
Kate Glover died shortly before Edward's second birthday and Edward was sent to live with his maternal grandparents, William and Mary Ann Underwood, in Chesterton, Staffs. Edward's father remained in Shropshire and, by 1911, was living at Norton, Stockton, where he was working as a house painter on a private estate - presumably Apley.
Edward probably never lived at Stockton: he enlisted at Newcastle, Staffs, giving his place of residence as Chesterton. He served with the 9th Royal Fusiliers, going to France in July 1915. He went missing (later being presumed dead) during an attack on Ovillers on 7th July, 1916 (part of the Battle of Albert phase of The Somme 1916). He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
Edward James Glover, 11276, Royal Fusiliers, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1915 Star.
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