Private Stanley Glenister

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

15 Apr 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Fruiterer's assistant


William Cain, 24 Manchester Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

2 Adelaide Terrace
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Lost at sea in Aegean

Grave Location

Lost at sea in Aegean

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 10th May 1917
Pte Stanley Glenister


Pte Stanley Glenister, 90031, Royal Army Medical Corps, was lost at sea when the troopship SS Arcadian was torpedoed by a German submarine off the Greek island of Milos in the Aegean Sea on April 15th, 1917. A total of 279 lives were lost, including another Lutonian, Pte Cyril Charles Scoats, R.A.M.C., as the converted cruise liner with 1,335 soldiers and crew on board sank within six minutes on a journey from Thessaloniki to Alexandria in Egypt.

Stanley Glenister, aged 21, was the son of George and Ann Glenister, of 2 Adelaide Terrace, Luton, and was employed by fruiterer Mr William Cain, of 24 Manchester Street. He joined the Army Veterinary Corps, but was transferred to the R.A.M.C. He spent his 21st birthday on his way to Egypt.

Three other Lutonians on the Arcadian were rescued from the sinking ship - two brothers named Holdstock, from Holly Walk, and Pte Parsons, of Hastings Street.


Individual Location

Pte Stanley Glenister

Author: Deejaya

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