Friday 22 May 2009

Private Edward Glossop

Born on 28 March 1896 in Sheffield, England - son of Benjamin and Mary E. Glossop, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bartender, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 4.5 inches, chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 29 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410748) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - died of those wounds on 21 November 1916 - buried in Contay British Cemetery (grave VII.A.14), France.

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