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Glaisby, Kenneth

Lieutenant Kenneth Glaisby, R.F.A. (Killed in action on November 1st), was twenty-one years of age and younger son of Mr. Walter Glaisby, of 4 St. Leonards, York. Educated at Aysgarth and Uppingham, he was in the running and shooting eight at Uppingham, and shot for the School at Bisley in 1913. He received his commission in August, 1915, at the age of 19, after one term at Guy's Hospital as a medical student, where he passed his first professional examination. He went to the front in February of this year and was gazetted lieutenant in July. His Commanding Officers have written to his parents as follows:- "May we say that, although he had been only a short time in the battery, his loss has come as a great blow to us, both for personal reasons, as he had a charming disposition, and also for military reasons, as he was a most capable officer, and willing to do more than his own share of work. We were much struck by his soldier-like qualities, keenness and common sense. We feel that we have lost a good officer, and we can ill afford to lose such. Guy's Hospital Reports Vol LXX, War Memorial Number

Biographical

Surname(s)Glaisby
First name(s)Kenneth
Family detailsYounger son of Walter and Margaret Glaisby, of Brackencliffe, Scarborough
Previous educationAysgarth; Uppingham School
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1915
Dept / courseL.D.S. and Conjoint
Military unitRoyal Field Artillery, 2nd (West Lancs.) Bde. attd. 34th Bty.
Date enlistedReceived a commission In August, 1915, at the age of 19
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsWent to the Front in February, 1917
Date of death1 November 1917
Age at death21
Rank at deathLieutenant
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeCement House Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-V., Belgium
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital Memorial
SourcesGuy's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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