Altrincham WW1 

Reginald Phillips Gleave

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:09th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Loyal North Lancashire Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:France
Cemetery or Memorial:Soissons Memorial
Town Memorial:Altrincham
Extra Information:
Member of St. Margaret's Institute Orchestra.      Sang as leading treble
in St. Margaret's P.C. Choir.     A Teacher at St. Margaret's P.C. Sunday

Formerly 136126 - Royal Field Artillery.

The local newspaper stated that he lived at 46 Manor Rd, Altrincham.

Enlisted in April 1916 and drafted to the front in June 1917.

Commemorated on the private family gravestone in Hale Cem.

His father, Samuel died 13/02/1934 and his mother, Mary, died 20/03/1934.

Took part in the Battle of the Marne (Chemin des Dames Breakthrough) - At
01.00hrs on ther 27th, 4,000 German artillery and mortar pieces, fired 2
million shells at the allied forces along a 30 km stretch of the front
line.  Many that lived through the barrage went mad.

The 15/06/1917 edition of the local newspaper reorted that a Fred Gleave,
son of Mr. & Mrs. Gleave of 8 Park Ave, Broadheath, had been taken prisoner
and was in a German POW Camp - another brother perhaps ???

Memorials found on:
St. Margaret's (Dunham Massey)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
Bradbury Central School
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