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John Glanfield

Rank: Acting Corporal
Townland: Rathaspick
Town/Village: Clontymullen
Civil Parish: Kilglass (Rathreagh)
Catholic Parish: Legan
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident at Clontymullen
Census 1911: Resident at Clontymullen
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion/ [1st Battalion] and {6th (Service) Battalion}
Regiment Number: 10106 (likely)
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1

John was born 10 June 1895 in Clontymullen. 

John enlisted with the Leinster Regiment at Mullingar before WW1 on the 15 January 1914, before which he was working as a casual labourer.

After the outbreak of war, John was deployed to the Western Front, arriving on the 15 October 1914. He served in many of the key battles over the next four years, serving in the BEF (France) 1914-1915, the Meditteranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli and Salonika) from 1915-17 and the Egyptian Expeditionary Force from 1917-18. 

He generally served in the same battalion as his younger brother, George Glanfield who had been killed in action during the Third Battle of Ypres; for example they had both been injured in 1915: John received a gunshot wound on the 15 April 1915, (list of Irish casualties, May 1915), and George was recorded as wounded in September, likely at Gallipoli. Their brothers, Robert and William both served during WW1 with the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force. 


Parents Names: Son of Robert Glanfield, and Annie (née Rogers) of Rathaspick, Cluntymullen, Legan.
Notes: The image below shows John Glanfield on the left, with his sister in the centre. It is uncertain who the young man on the right is, but it is possible that this is George.

Link to Civil Record of birth

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