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William Glanfield (Glenfield)

Rank: Gunner
Town/Village: Fergus, Ontario
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Country: Canada
Alternative Address: Cluntymullen, Legan
Census 1901: Resident at Cluntymullen
Census 1911: Resident at Cluntymullen
Regiment/Unit: Canadian Field Artillery, 16th Battery/ [Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force]
Regiment Number: 84132
Date of Death: 28-05-1960
Cause: Survived WW1

William was born on 15 August 1891 in Longford. His trade at the time of enlistment was farming, but he was a member of the Saskatchewan Light Horse Militia. William initially enlisted at Guelph, Ontario (London, Ontario in parts of the file) in November 1914, and left for France in September 1915. He served in France, and received a gunshot wound to the knee while fighting at Arras, possibly at the The Battle of the Hindenburg Line around 12 September 1918. He was initially treated at the No. 2 General Hospital in Abbeyville before being invalided to St. Alban's and later Epsom in the UK until November 1918.

His brother Robert also served the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force, whilst his brothers John and George were in the Leinster Regiment; sadly, George was killed at the Third Battle of Ypres. 

Parents Names: Son of Robert Glanfield, and Annie (née Rogers) of Rathaspick, Cluntymullen, Legan.
Notes: His mother's address is given as Rathaspic, Co. Longford, however an alternative address of Rathowen is also given as a side-note. Both places are in Co. Westmeath, but close to Cluntymullen. William enslisted under the surname Glenfield, and gave his date of birth as 1892.

Link to Canadian OEF file; Civil Record of birth

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