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2599   Private William David Glenn
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 22/03/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Irish Guards (British Army)
Died: 01/02/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
William David Glenn was the son of James and Rebecca Glenn. William was born in Ballygawley about 1889. James Glenn was a farmer. The family lived in Drumcullion, Favor Royal, County Tyrone. William is listed on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial so itís possible he emigrated to Canada before the war. William Glenn enlisted in Omagh. Private William David Glenn was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards when he was killed in action in France on 1st February 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cuinchy Communal Cemetery
  Cuinchy, Pas-de-Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-A-4
CWGC Casualty 594135
Cuinchy is a village situated 10 kilometres east of Bethune. The cemetery is situated in the civil cemetery about one kilometre from the railway station. From Bethune follow the N.41 through Cambrin and then turn left along D.166 for approximately 500 metres until entering Cuinchy. Take first turn on right and follow road past Brown Road Cemetery until junction and then take left turning. The cemetery is situated in civil cemetery, 50 metres further along the road on the left.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 12
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1 1901 Census lists Glenn Family Lists William as age 11, living with the family at house 1 in Drumcullion, Favor Royal, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists 'Glynn' Family Does not list William as living with the family at house 5 in Drumcullion, Favor Royal, Tyrone
3 Ancestry Forum discussion Enlisted in Omagh, Killed in action
4 Photo of William David Glenn's gravestone
5 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of William David Glenn
6 Photo of William David Glenn's gravestone
7 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of William David Glenn's gravestone can be purchased here
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