Born: 1881, Ipswich.
Died: 13th October 1915; age 34; KiA.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Date of Entry Therein: 30th May 1915 – France.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 12011
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.
Panel 37 & 38.
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Eva Mabel Catchpole (formerly Glading), of 34, Melville Road, Ipswich.
1891 10, Rapier Street, Ipswich.
Edward was 10 years old and living with his father & step mother & step brother.
Edward Glading, 36, a General Labourer, born Ipswich.
Lucy Jane Glading (nee Brown), 34, born Bramford, Suffolk.
Stanley Albert Glading, 2, born Ipswich.
1911 63, Regent Street, Ipswich.
Edward was 29 years old, a Mariner – Merchant Service. He was married and Head of the Household.
Edward’s mother was Elvina Glading (nee Haggis), born 1854, Ipswich – died 1885, Ipswich.
In 1900, Ipswich, Edward married Eva Mabel Reeve, born 1880, Ipswich. they had 8 children:
James Albert Glading, born July 1901, Ipswich.
Elvina Eva Glading, born October 1902, Ipswich.
Edward Charles Glading, born June 1904, Ipswich.
Stanley William Glading, born April 1906, Ipswich.
Harold Alfred Glading, born May 1908, Ipswich.
Frederick G. Glading, born 1912, Ipswich – 1913, Ipswich.
Sidney Frederick Glading, born September 1914, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Eva Mabel Catchpole – widow.
Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion:
14:00hrs 13th October following an intense two hour shelling by the British on the Quarries the 7th were tasked with taking the 2 German trench system called the Hairpin. “B” company commanded by Major Currey pushed across open ground under a smoke screen, this lifted giving away the advance coming under heavy machine gun fire stalling the advance with 75 casualties including the Major a former Boar war veteran.
“A”company lead by Captain C.A Cobbold and “D” company on the opposite flanks with the 7th Norfolk regiment bombed the German line under sustained mortar and machine gun fire being held up for some time by the German bombing parties (hand grenades) eventually a phone line was connected where contact was made with headquarters, the German mortar positions were then knocked out by the British heavy guns. The Battalion consolidated the new position handing over to the 9th Essex regiment that night.
The Battalion sustained over 150 casualties.