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21/03/2021 Hugh Glass died on 29th April 1908 in Clogher. He was 65 years old.
21/03/2021 William Patrick Glass was the son of Hugh and Elizabeth Glass. Hugh Glass and Elizabeth Collins were married on 31st July 1873 in the district of Dungannon.
21/03/2021 Known family: Hugh Glass, Elizabeth Glass, Anna Glass (born 30th May 1874), George Glass (born 2nd January 1875), Hugh Glass (born 31st October 1877), John Glass (born 1st January 1880, died 18th March 1896, age 16), Fanny Glass (born 11th January 1881), James Glass (born 29th May 1883, died 16th July 1905, age 22), William Patrick Glass (born 5th July 1885), Adam Glass (born 13th November 1887, died 18th November 1887), Thomas Patrick Glass (born 16th January 1889, died 13th June 1889).
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21/03/2021 William was diagnosed with bronchitis in November and pleurisy and pneumonia in January 1915. Various illnesses affected him through 1915.
21/03/2021 Private Glass had many disciplinary problems. Most of them seemed to have been alcohol related.
21/03/2021 Private William Glass is commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial and on the WWI tablet in St Macartan's Cathedral in Clogher.
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21/03/2021 Private Glassís mother, who was still living in Clogher, received his medals and scroll.
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21/03/2021 William Glass was born on 5th July 1885. He was the youngest surviving of nine children, all born in the Clogher area. Two younger children died as infants.
14/04/2017 The CWGC record Private William Patrick Glass as the son of Elizabeth Glass of 112, South Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, England. He is also recorded as the son of the late Hugh Glass. He is described as native of Clogher, County Tyrone, Ireland.
14/04/2017 Private William Patrick Glass was serving with the 4th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry, the Central Ontario Regiment, when he was killed in action on 8th July 1916.
14/04/2017 The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Glass was killed in action on 5th April 1918. His unit was in tranches near Mount Sorrel on that day.
14/04/2017 Private William Patrick Glass has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate.
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30/12/2015 The 1901 census shows 15 year old William living with family in Clogher. He was still at school. His father was a boot maker.
30/12/2015 William enlisted on 23rd September 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec. He was 5' 5" tall and single.
30/12/2015 Before enlisting, William had served 2 years with the A.M.C. and 3 months with C.P.A. Reserves.
30/12/2015 William Glass emigrated to Canada where he worked as a salesman.
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