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1290   Corporal David Glendinning
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
David Glendinning was the son of David and Mary Glendinning. David was born in Randalstown about 1894. The family lived in the Loop / Ballyronan area. His father was a labourer. David enlisted with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles in Lisburn. David Glendinning married Ellen Smyth in Antrim on 19th March 1915. Ellen and his daughter lived in The Cottage, Ballyronan, Magherafelt. May Glendinning was born in Ballyronan on 4th January 1916. Corporal David Glendinning was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 22 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 15A-15B
CWGC Casualty 748710
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 136
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Glendinning family 1901 census lists David as age 7 living with the family at house 9 in Ballyriff, Loop
2 1911 Census lists a David Glendenning Possible 1911 census listing of David, age 17, working as a servant at house 3 in Coolshinny, Ballymoghan, Londonderry
3 1911 Census lists 'Glendenning' family 1911 census does not list David as living with the family at house 9 in 11 in Ballyronan Beg, Salterstown, Londonderry
4 Ballymena 1914-18 Randalstown list includes details of Corporal David Glendinning
5 Genealogy website Details of Corporal David Glendinning including photo
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
7 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Corporal David Glendinning
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023