Born: 1887, Wimbledon, Surrey.

Baptised: 27th November 1887 – Holy Trinity, South Wimbledon, parents: Elizabeth & Walter James Glass, a House Painter – address: 92, South Road, Wimbledon, Surrey.

Died: 11th December 1915; age 28 – Egypt.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 21st July 1915 – Egypt.

Rank: Bombardier; Service Number: 98391; Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, ‘A’ Battery, 55th Brigade.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 -1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery,





1891   92, South Road, Wimbledon, Surrey.


James was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Walter Glass, 23, a Paper Hanger, born Wimbledon.

Elizabeth Glass (nee Wooster), 24, born Wimbledon.

Lily Elizabeth Glass, 2, born Wimbledon.

Edward Albert Glass, 3 months, born Wimbledon.


1901   98, South Street, Ipswich.


James was 13 years old, a Miller’s Boy. He was living with his parents & siblings.

James, 33, a Paper Hanger.

Elizabeth, 33.

Lily, 12.

Edward, 10.

George Thomas Glass, 9, born Wimbledon.

William Ernest Glass, 7, born Wimbledon.

Robert John Glass, 6, born Wimbledon.


1911   83, Bulwer Road, Ipswich.


James was 23 years old, a Miller’s Foreman – Flour Mill. He was boarding at the home of 58 year old, Rosa Coleby.


James’s father James Walter Glass, died 1916, at The County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, St. Albans. He was a Private – 17104 – in the Army Service Corps.


In 1912, Kingston, Surrey, James married, Esther Elizabeth Seibel, born 1888, Islington, Middlesex. They had 1 son:

James Noel Glass, born Christmas Day, 1914, Ipswich – died 1921, West Ham, Essex.


Royal Field Artillery, ‘A’ Battery, 55th Brigade:


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