Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Harold Glenn was the son of Samuel Glenn, a cotton dyer, and his wife, Esther. He was born in Leek, Staffs. By 1911 the family had moved to Danesford. Harold attended Bridgnorth Grammar School and sang in the choir at Quatford Church.
Harold served with the 1/10th Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment. He was killed in action on 9th April, 1918 on which day the battalion was involved in the battle of Estaires coming under attack during the German Operation Georgette. Harold is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.
Private Glenn, 57187 was awarded the Victory and British medals.
KILLED IN ACTION [Bridgnorth Journal, Saturday 25th May, 1918] Mr. and Mrs. S. Glenn, of Danesford, Bridgnorth, have received official information that their only son, 57187 Pte. H. Glenn, 1/10 (Scottish) Batt. King's Liverpool Regiment, was killed in action on the 9th ult. during the recent heavy fighting, and Major Munro, of that regiment, in conveying the sad news, says: "It has been impossible, under the circumstances, to inform you earlier. We all realise the great anxiety you been suffering, and extend to you the heartfelt sympathy of all the officers and men in the Battalion." — Sec.-Lieut. Geo Hughes 1/10 (Scottish) Batt. K.L.R., writes: "His loss will be keenly felt by all who knew him, for he always did his duty nobly. He leaves behind many friends. Your son was an excellent soldier, and one of our best Lewis gunners. I deeply sympathise with you in such a loss." — Capt. Launcelot Raymen, of the reserve battalion, to which Pte. Glenn formerly belonged, writes: "Dear Mr. Glenn, I was very sorry to hear the sad news about your dear boy. It is indeed a sorry thing for him to go under, but there is great satisfaction that he has given his life in the greatest cause the world has ever seen, and I am sure the dear boy did exceedingly well and was brave. I will do my best to find out any information about him, and will write you later on. Convey my sympathy to Mrs. Glenn, and if it is any satisfaction to you I may say I think that Harold was one of the finest type of men I have ever come across. I was very fond of him indeed."
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