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Wilford Nottingham
Ernest was the son of William and Ellen Glover. His father came from Blymhill Common, Shropshire, and his mother from Tong in Shropshire. However, by 1891 William and Ellen (41) were living in South Wilford, Nottingham, where William was working as a farm bailiff. He and Ellen had eight children living at home: William Henry (17 b. abt 1874) working as a gardener, Fred (15 b. 1876 ), Arthur James (13 b. 1878), Mary Ann (9 b. 1882), Ernest (5 b. 1885), Ellen Elizabeth (3 b. 1888), Jane (1 b. 1890) and Edith (2m.) whose birth was registered in A/M/J 1891 and whose death was registered in the same quarter (A/M/J Basford). All the children were born in Wilford. The death of an Ellen Glover aged 41 was registered in Basford in J/A/S. In 1901 Ernest's widowed father was living at 6 Kings Terrace, Nottingham, and working as a general carter. Five children were still living at home with him; Arthur (22), Margaret (sic, probably Mary Ann) (19), Ernest (15) and Jane (11) together with a three-year old girl, Clara Constance, (b. 7 July 1897, Nottingham) who was described as his daughter and was the half-sister of her older siblings. No second marriage has yet been traced for William Glover. Ernest's brother, William Henry, had married Jane Hibbert in 1894 and by 1901 they were living with their two sons, William Henry (4) and Jack (1), in South Wilford. However, by 1911 Ernest's widowed father, William (63), and his daughter Clara Constance (13) were back living in Wilford with his son William Henry, his wife Jane and their three children, William Henry, Jack and a one-month old daughter who had not yet been named. Ernest (25), though, was living at 46 Crown Street, Blue Bell Hill Road, with his married older brother, Frederick (36), a drayman, his wife Ada (36) and their four sons Francis Henry (10), Horace (9), Frederick William (5) and Albert Ernest (2). Ernest married Emma Hart at St. Mary's Church, Nottingham, on 26 December 1912; they lived at 81 Russell Road, Nottingham. Ernest's nephew, William Henry, the son of Ernest's brother William Henry, was killed in France at the age of 18 on 11 May 1915 while serving with the 1/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (1931 Private). Ernest's widow completed a form in June 1919 listing her late husband's surviving blood relatives: Wife: Bernice Glover, 81 Russell Road, Nottingham Father: William Glover, Wilford near Nottingham Brothers: William Glover (45) Wilford; John Glover (44) Bosworth Road; Fred [Frederick] Glover (42) 46 Crown Street; James [Arthur James] Glover (41) Briar Street). Sisters: Ellen Crane (31) 6 Phyllis Grove [m. Horace Albert Crane, marriage registered J/F/M 1905 Nottingham]; Jane Musson (29) 23 Cairns Street. Half sister: Clara Glover (21) Manor Park (?Ruddington) Ernest's father, William, died aged 76 in 1925 (death registered September Nottingham). Ernest's nephew Jack (William Henry's second son, b. 28 December 1899) married Bernice Glover (sic) in 1932 (marriage registered O/N/D Nottingham). Jack probably died in 1969 (death registered September Spilsby, Lincolnshire) the year after Bernice died in 1968 aged 76 (b. abt 1892, death registered June Spilsby, Lincolnshire). Ernest's brother, William Henry, died on 21 June 1960. His half-sister, Clara Constance Glover, died 30 June 1983.
Glover worked as a hosiery warehouseman for I. & R. Morley of Fletcher Gate, Nottingham.
25 Jan 1917
865391 - CWGC Website
7th Bn The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
Ernest Glover attested on 11/12/1915 in Nottingham. He joined 3rd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment at Wallsend on 18/06/1916, and was posted to the B.M.E,F. Mesopotamia on 14/10/1916. He embarked at Devonport the next day, and arrived at Basra on 22/11/1916. He joined 7th battalion on 07/12/1916. On 25/01/1917 the Turks attacked the position held by 7th Battalion between 300 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. After the Turks were driven out of the British trenches the Empire forces counter-attacked. After advancing about fifty yards Glover was killed by a grenade exploding just in front of him and disembowelling him. His body was buried the next day but its position was lost. However, his name was commemorated on the Basra Memorial.
In memoriam published 26th March 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post, :- “GLOVER. - Wounded and missing January 25th, 1917 (Mesopotamia), now reported killed in action, Pte. Ernest Glover, dearly loved husband of Bernice Glover, 81, Russell-road. “GLOVER. – On January 25th, 1917, Pte. Ernest Glover, wounded and missing, now reported killed. Duty nobly done. - Brother and sister, Wilford.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918. ‘In Memoriam’, 25 January 1919: ‘Glover. In loving memory of my dear husband, Ernest Glover, who was killed in action, January 25th, 1917 (Mesopotamia). Always in my thoughts. Bernice.’ (www.britishnewspaper.co.uk) His widow, Bernice, was his legatee.
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