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   Lieutenant Cecil William Glenn
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 27/09/1889
Died: 28/01/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
Cecil William Glenn came from Cookstown. After gaining promotion he was attached to 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers .He was killed in action on the night of 27th/28th January 1917, during an attack in which the 1st Inniskillings and 1st Border Regiment attacked strong German held positions south of Le Transloy. Cecil William Glenn has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 4C-5C on Thiepval Memorial, France.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 4C-5C
CWGC Casualty 2000767
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

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 194
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Glenn family Does not list William as living with the family at house 9 in Cavanakeeran, Pomeroy, Tyrone
2 1901 Census lists William boarding in Dublin 1901 census lists William Glenn at Oxmantown School Lodge
3 1911 Census lists Glenn family Does not list William as living with the family at house 32 in Cavanakeeran, Pomeroy, Tyrone
4 Family Tree of Cecil William Glenn VERY VERY Slow to load but gives comprehensive family tree.
5 More info on Cecil William Lists details of birthplace, gravestone and education
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
7 Private Hugh McKeown Also died iin the night patrol
8 St. John Clontarf Memorial Cross Listed on Memorial Cross in Clontarf, Dublin
9 St. John Clontarf Roll of Honour Listed on Roll of Honour in Clontarf, Dublin
10 Trinity College Dublin War Memorial Image of Cecil's inscription in TCD Reading Rooms 1937
11 William Cecil Glenn's Father VERY VERY Slow to load Includes Image
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