Private William Glenister
Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
9 Apr 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
74 Saxon Road
Place of Death
No known grave
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
The Luton News , 20th June 1918
Pte William Glenister, 25053, 11th Suffolk Regiment, was reported missing, believe killed, on April 9th, 1918. He was the 29-year-old son of William and Ellen Glenister, of 74 Saxon Road, Luton.
A report in the Beds & Herts Tuesday Telegraph on June 3rd, 1919, said Pte Glenister had in fact been officially reported to have died in a German field hospital on July 5th, 1918.
One of 11 children, William was born at Leagrave in 1888 and in 1911 was working as a milkman for Mr Cartwright, Dunstable Road.
Younger brother Arthur had been killed in action near Ypres on November 15th, 1917, leaving a widow and two children.