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Robert Glanfield (Glenfield)

Rank: Private
Town/Village: Salem, Ontario,
Civil Parish: Rathreagh
Catholic Parish: Legan
Country: Canada
Alternative Address: Rathaspick, Clontymullen, Co. Longford; Western Hotel, Galt, Ontario; Fergus, Ontario, Canada
Census 1901: Resident at Clontymullen
Census 1911: Resident in Fergus, Ontario, Canada
Regiment/Unit: Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force, 153rd Battalion / [111th (South Waterloo) Battalion] / {71st Battalion}
Regiment Number: 928457/ [730109]/ {127131}
Date of Death: 03-12-1973
Cause: Survived WW1
Memorial: Palmerston Cemetery, Palmerston, Wellington County, Ontario

Robert was born on 16 June 1888 in Cluntymullen, Legan Co. Longford, although he later gave his DOB as 1890 or 1891. He immigrated to Canada in 1902, with his brother Henry. Robert married Pearl Francis Mary Lovell on the 1 July, 1915 in Fergus, Ontario; their eldest daughter, Gertrude Alice, was born within the year and their son, Leslie James, was born c.1920. Robert worked as a farmer in Canada and returned to that occupation after the war.

Robert initially enlisted under the surname Glenfield in 1915 with the 71st Battalion but had been discharged by January 1916 on medical grounds. Robert reenslisted in February 1916 and appears to have embarked for Britain with 153rd Battalion on 29 April 1917 and was initially transferred to the 4th Canadian Reserve Battalion before going into the field with the 18th Canadian Battalion. He received a shrapnel wound to the right leg in August 1918 and recuperated in Wales, after which he was posted to the Western Ontario Regimental Depot at Witley, England.

Robert's brother William also served in the Canadian EF; Their younger brother George also served with the 2nd Leinsters, but was killed in action at the beginning of the 3rd Battle of Ypres. Another brother, John, also served with the Leinster Regiment. 

Robert died in 1973 and is buried in Ontario.

Parents Names: Son of Robert Glanfield, and Annie (née Rogers) of Rathaspick, Cluntymullen, Legan.

Link to Civil Record of birthLink to Canadian Expeditionary Force attestation, 71st Batt & 111th Batt; link to Canadian EF attestation, 1916; Find A Grave entry (includes portrait); 

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