Gerald James GLOVER
Rank: Sapper
Number: 286189
Unit: 22nd Works Company ROYAL ENGINEERS
Date of Death: 24 November 1917
Age: 26
Cemetery: Abbeville Cemetery, Somme, France

Gerald Glover was born at Northwich, Cheshire, in September 1891, to Charles & Catherine. The 1901 Census shows the family living in Butley (near Prestbury). Charles had his own business as a house painter and Gerald would continue in the family tradition. Before the war he had his own business and lived 2A Mellor Road, Cheadle Hulme. In 1916, no doubt just before going overseas, he married his fiancée, Ida Barrett, at St Michael's Church, Macclesfield.

Gerald would have been trained to fight but his day-to-day tasks in the Works Company would, almost certainly, have used his skills as a craftsman. Gerald contracted flu and died of pneumonia, whilst in hospital at Abbeville.

After the War, Ida moved to Macclesfield where it's thought she came from and, in the early 1920s, was living at 24 Mill Street. No doubt, it was she who arranged for Gerald's name to be included on the War Memorials at Macclesfield Town hall and at St Michael's Church.

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