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14883 Private William James Glade


Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916


Born in Dalwood, Devon in 1881.

His parents were George Glade(1840-1902) and

Mary Ann Lane(1842-1916). they were married in 1874.

William had 2 sisters; Eva Lena(1876-22/10/1945) and Charlotte Annie(born in 1878).

In the 1891 census, the family were recorded as living Hawley Bottom,Dalwood,Devon. George was a farmer.

In the 1901 census,the family were no longer living together with William and his sister Eva living with his Uncle James at the

Royal Oak Inn,Stockland,Devon. William was employed as an agricultural labourer.

By the time of the 1911 census, William was boarding at West Holmseigh Cottage,Near Honiton,Devon and was working as a labourer on a farm. 

He enlisted in Exeter and his date of disembarkation into France was on 27/07/1915.

He was killed in action on 01/07/1916. 

He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star,

the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.

In the Friday 02/05/1919 edition of the

Exeter & Plymouth Gazette,it was reported that Williams name was one of the fallen that were inscribed in the church porch in Cotleigh.


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