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Photo of Bartholomew Glover , Royal Engineers (Sapper, 25418) Photo of medals inc 1915 Star, the British War medal, and the Victory medal. The Silver War badge has unfortunately been mislaid. Image of Medal Roll Photo of William Glover taken 1918 in Wales, probably on route to Holyhead
I wanted to add my Grandfather's story to the collection. He was Bart Glover, born in Tralee on 10 January 1896. Himself and his brother William joined the Royal Engineers in 1913 following the death of their mother in 1912. He was a sapper and Regiment no was 25418. He was sent to France on 12 June 1915 and was discharged through illness not injury on 7 Aug 1917. He was awarded the Silver War badge which was given to soldiers who were discharged without visible injury. We suspect that he was mustard gassed. He was a chronic asthmatic and suffered with respitory problems for the remainder of his short life. He returned to Tralee after discharge where he married my Grandmother in June 1918. They moved to Dublin as he was unable to find work in Tralee as an ex British soldier. He died of bronchial pneumonia at the age of 49. I would dearly love to have met him but he died long before I was born. His brother William survived the war and settled in Dagenham.