Sergeant Norman Robert Glover

Male 1898 - 1918

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  • Name  Sergeant Norman Robert Glover 
    Title  Sergeant 
    Born  21 May 1898  Gamebridge, Mara Twp., Ontario County Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  23 Apr 1918  Langemarck, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  WW1 vet --no known grave; Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I415  Calder Family History
    Last Modified  5 Nov 2013 

  • Genealogical Notes 
    • GLOVER, Norman Robert: regimental number 20429, enlisted in the 10th Battalion in Calgary, Alberta, where he was working as a clothing salesman. He was 24, stood 6'2" tall, and enlisted the same day as his brother John, Aug. 4, 1914. Norman was born in Mara (Gamebridge) a son of William Glover & Mary McRae. Sergeant Glover, was killed in action, April 23, 1915, at Langemarck, Belgium, in the same battle and same day as his brother John Donald. In the Second Battle of Ypres, the 10th Battalion's mission was to gain control of the Kitcheners Wood by a surprise attack in the dark of night, they checked the German advance, but two-thirds of the Battalion, did not survive.

      The C.E.F. War Casualty report reads " He was shot through the head and stomach and killed at about midnight on April23nd/23rd 1915. whilst taking part in a charge on a wood in the vicinity of St. Julian"

      Sgt. Glover's name appears on panel 24-28-30, in the Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium. Carved in stone above the central arch of this Memorial are the words: TO THE ARMIES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE WHO STOOD HERE FROM 1914 TO 1918 AND TO THOSE OF THEIR DEAD WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE.--
      A family marker in the Gamebridge Cemetery, honours his sacrifice for our country. His name is listed on the Mara Cenotaph, located in front of the Brechin Legion, 4th Concession, Brechin. (photo in WW1 album)

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