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Lance Corporal Herbert William Glidle

17919 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment

Son of Mr Eli & Mrs Avice Glidle
Husband of Martha

Aged 26 years

Died 24th November 1916

Commemorated at Warlencourt British Cemetery
Grave VII. K.15.

Pte H Glidle and brother
H W Glidle is thought to be the man
standing - the other brother unidentified

Photo courtesy of Clive Wood
Born and enlisted at Rushden.
One of three brothers in the same regiment.
The Rushden Echo, 16th June 1916, transcribed by Gill Hollis

Rushden Soldier At The Front - First Leave For Twelve Months
Lively Time for Bomb-throwers

Private Bert Glidle (Rushden) of the Northants Regt. is at home on his first leave after having been on the Western front for twelve months.

Although he has been constantly in action since he has been out there his luck has stood him in good stead, and so far he has escaped any injury from enemy missiles, although, as he says, narrow escapes are of daily occurrence. For seven months he was attached to a bomb-throwing party, and this period was the liveliest time he has had since he has been out there. Bombing attacks take place every day at the part of the line where he is stationed. For the past month he has been attached to a machine gun section. He preferred not to recount in detail any of his experiences since he has been at the front.

It will be remembered that the late Pte. Chris Glidle, Pte Bert Glidle'™s brother was killed in action on October 23rd, 1914, as reported in the "œRushden Echo" at the time. Pte Glidle has one other brother in the army, vix., Pte William Glidle, of the Northants Regt, and he has also a brother-in-law in the forces, viz., Pte. Wallis Cockings, of the Northants Regt. Both are on active service in Egypt.

The Wellingborough News Friday 15 December 1916, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden Lance-Corporal Dies of Wounds

Mrs H Glidle, of 7, Sartoris Cottages, Bedford-road, Rushden, has received official news that her husband, Lance-Corporal Herbert W Glidle (Northants Regiment), died of wounds on November 24th in a field hospital in France. The deceased soldier, who was 27 years of age, leaves a widow and four children, with whom much sympathy will be felt. Lance-Corpl Glidle had been in the Army two years, and formerly worked for Mr Fred Knight.

The Rushden Echo Friday 15 December 1916, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden Soldier Killed - Lce-Cpl Bert Glidle - Succumbs to Wounds

We regret to report that Mrs H Glidle, of 7, Sartoris Cottages, Bedford-road, Rushden, received official news last Saturday morning that her husband, Lce-Cpl Herbert Wilfred ("Bert") of the Northants Regt, had died on November 24th in a field hospital in France, from wounds received in action. The official news was accompanied was accompanied by the usual letter of sympathy from the King and Queen.

The late Lce-Corpl. Glidle, who was 27 years of age, leaves a wife and four children to mourn their loss. Deceased enlisted nearly two years ago and was sent to France twelve months last August. Prior to enlistment he worked for Mr Fred Knight, in whose employ he had been right from the time he left school.

He is the second one his family to give his life for his King and country, as his brother the late Pte Chris Glidle, Northants Regt., was killed in action two years last October.

Two more brothers are serving with the colours - Pte William Glidle, who is in Egypt, and Pte Fred Glidle, who is at present stationed at Gillingham. All the brothers joined their County Regiment. A brother-in-law, Pte W Cockings, also of the Northants Regt., is on active service in Egypt.

Since the late Lce-Corpl Glidle went to the front, twins were born to him, and as he had had only one leave - last Whitsuntide - he has only once seen his babies. The twins are now ten months old and all the children he leaves are under seven years of age. Much sympathy is felt with his wife and parents in their bereavement

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