Frederick William Glover

Information about birth

Date of birth:
Place of birth:
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

General information

Insurance Agent

Army information

England, United Kingdom
British Expeditionary Force
Service number:
Enlistment place:
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
 —  King's (Liverpool Regiment), 1/10th Bn. (Scottish)  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
Place of death:
Lijssenthoek, Remy Siding Casualty Clearing Stations, Belgium
Cause of death:
Died of wounds (D.O.W.)


Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Plot: XVI
Row: K
Grave: 6

Distinctions and medals 2

British War Medal
Medal — 18/05/1921
Victory Medal
Medal — 18/05/1921

Points of interest 3

#1 Place of birth
#2 Enlistment place
#3 Place of death (approximate)

My story

Frederick William Glover was born in 1890 in Liverpool, Lancashire. He was the firstborn son of Charles Frederick and Mary Ann Glover. Frederick married his girlfriend, Gladys Blunsum, in 1914. According to his marriage certificate, Frederick worked as an insurance agent at the time.

By the summer of 1917 Frederick served with the King's (Liverpool Regiment), 1/10th Battalion (Scottish), part of the 166th (South Lancashire) Brigade, of the 55th (West Lancashire) Division. On 31 July 1917, the Division was to take part in the opening phase of the Battle of Passchendaele. The 1/10th Liverpool Scottish moved from the North of France to the Ypres area on the 20th of July 1917. The following day the Battalion marched to the Wieltje section where it relieved the 1/5th King’s Liverpool Regiment in the frontline. A German shell caused a number of casualties, when the Battalion passed the Canal Bank on their way to Wieltje. One officer and eight men were wounded.

During the night of 21 on 22 July the German artillery shelled the positions at the hamlet of Wieltje with mustard gas grenades. In spite of all precautions taken, two officers and seven other ranks were evacuated to hospital, suffering from gas poisoning. The same type of shells were frequently fired at the 1/10th Liverpool Scottish over the next three nights, affecting a number of men. Part of the Battalion’s trenches were heavily shelled on the morning of the 24th of July, considerably damaging part of the trench system. At night Frederick’s unit was relieved from the frontline. But after a few days of relative rest it moved back into support on the 29th of July. In anticipation of the attack, the Battalion now occupied positions around the hamlet of St Jean at Congreve Walk, Liverpool Street, Kaie Salient and Dixmude Street.

Private Frederick William Glover didn’t make the start of the offensive, as he died of his wounds at the Remy Siding Casualty Clearing Stations, in Lijssenthoek, Poperinge. Frederick must have been mortally wounded, in the days prior to the attack, while holding the line at Wieltje or St Jean. The 27-year-old was buried on the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

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"The History of the King's Regiment (Liverpool) 1914-1919", Wyrall J., Edward Arnold & Co., London, 1930, pg. 3492-495.
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Further reference
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The Long, Long Trail
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War Diary King's (Liverpool Regiment), 1/10th Bn. (Scottish)
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