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William was born in 1884 (A/M/J Nottingham) but his family has not yet been firmly identified, although according to the notices of his death in the local paper he did have a number of siblings including three brothers, Harry, Arthur and Tom. William married Carrie Searle in 1905 (J/F/M Nottingham) and they had three children although another child probably died in infancy as the 1911 census recorded that they had had two children by that time of whom only one survived. Two sons have been identified, William birth registered 1907 (J/F/M Nottingham) and Stanley b. 1914 (J/A/S Nottingham, mother's maiden name Searle). According to the 1901 Census Carrie Searle was born in 1885 (J/A/S Nottingham), the daughter of William Henry Fowell and Sarah Lucreta Searle. Her parents were married in 1891 (O/N/D Nottingham) and were to have two more daughters, Florence and Gertrude. In 1901 William Henry Fowell (34), a lace warehouseman, and Sarah Lucreta (34) a lace hand working from home were living at 7 Bedford Road, Nottingham, with their daughters, Carrie Searle (15) a cigar maker and Florence (12). By 1911 William and Sarah were living at 11 Manvers Road, Sneinton, with their daughters Florence (22) a blouse machinist, and Gertrude (9). Florence married Benjamin Pope in 1915 (O/N/D Nottingham). In 1911 William and Carrie were living at 113 Manvers Street, Sneinton. William (28) was a glue maker and his wife (27) was a lace hand working at home; their surviving child, William, was four years old. Also in the household were two boarders, Henry Ward (27) a platelayer and his wife Emma (23) nee Slack a lace hand clipper; they had been married for a year (1910 J/F/M) and had had two children, both of whom had died. Carrie died at the age of 33 on 19 January 1919 (March Nottingham), just a few months after the death of her husband. Her mother, Sarah Fowell, and a Florence Naylor, became the children's guardians. Sarah Fowell died in 1939 (December Nottingham) age 73.
He was a stock keeper. In 1911 he was a glue maker.
31 Oct 1918
34
299341 - CWGC Website
M2/226327
Private
Army Service Corps
RGA 'O' Siege Park attached V Corps Heavy Artillery. He died from influenza/pneumonia at No. 41 Casualty Clearing Station. He is buried in Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension (grave ref. I. E. 2).
UK Registers of Soldiers' Effects: legatee mother in law and guardian of children, Mrs Sarah L Fowell. Later entry, 31 December 1919: two payments each to guardians, Sarah L Fowell and Florence E Naylor. Notices from the Nottingham Evening Post, 15th November 1918, extracts courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918: “GLOVER. - Pte. William Glover, Army Service Corps, “O” Siege Park, attached V Corps Heavy Artillery, died of influenza at No. 41 Casualty Clearing Station on 31st October 1918. He is buried in Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension. “GLOVER. – Dvr. W. Glover, M.TT., of 32 Campbell-grove, died of influenza in France October 31st, 1918, aged 34, the loving husband of Carrie Glover. Unknown to the world he stands by my side, and whispers “Dear wife, death cannot divide.” – From his broken-hearted wife and three little children." “GLOVER. – Dvr. W. Glover, M.T., A.S.C., died in France, of influenza, October 31st, 1918, aged 34. We had hoped for a safe returning, once more to clasp his hand, but God has postponed the meeting, 'twill be in a better land. – From sorrowing father, sisters, brothers Arthur, Harry (in France), Tom (in Birmingham)." “GLOVER. – Dvr. W. Glover, M.T., died of influenza in France, October 31st, 1918. Until we meet again. – From his loving nieces Lily, Addy, nephews Ted, Harry (prisoner)." “GLOVER. – Died of influenza, October 31st, in France, Dvr. W. Glover, M.T., the dearly-beloved son-in-law of Mrs. Fowell, 15 Manor-avenue. I hoped for a safe returning, once more to clasp your hand, but God has postponed the meeting, 'twill be in a better land. – From his mother-in-law, also his sister and brother-in-law (Mrs. and Mr. Pope)." “GLOVER. – Died of influenza, October 31st, in France, Dvr. W. Glover, M.T., the dearly-beloved brother of Mr. and Mrs. Slack, of 20 Robin Hood-terrace. Grief too deep for words. – From his broken-hearted sister and brother-in-law." “GLOVER. – In loving memory of Dvr. Glover, M.T., died October 31st, 1918, from pneumonia, in France. Nobly he lived, nobly he died. – Devoted friends, H. Slack, Emma and H. Ward.” Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 31 October 1919: ‘Glover. In loving memory of our dear brother, William Glover, MT, ASC, died in France October 31st, 1918. Also his dear wife, Carrie, who died January 19th 1919. Dear brother you are always in our thoughts, ‘tis sweet to speak your name, in life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. On earth united, in death undivided. From his loving sisters and brothers.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 31 October 1920: ‘Glover. In loving remembrance of our dear brother Driver William Glover, MT ASC, who died in France October 31st, 1918; also his dear wife, Carrie, who died January 19th 1919. Some day we shall understand. From their three children, brothers and sisters.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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