Private William Glenister

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

9 Apr 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation


Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

74 Saxon Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 20th June 1918
Pte William Glenister

Pte William Glenister, 25053, 11th Suffolk Regiment, was reported missing, believe killed, on April 9th, 1918. He was the 29-year-old son of William and Ellen Glenister, of 74 Saxon Road, Luton.

A report in the Beds & Herts Tuesday Telegraph on June 3rd, 1919, said Pte Glenister had in fact been officially reported to have died in a German field hospital on July 5th, 1918.

One of 11 children, William was born at Leagrave in 1888 and in 1911 was working as a milkman for Mr Cartwright, Dunstable Road.

Younger brother Arthur had been killed in action near Ypres on November 15th, 1917, leaving a widow and two children.


Individual Location

Pte William Glenister

Author: Deejaya

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