Roy Cecil GLOVER

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GLOVER, Roy Cecil

Service Number: 3142
Enlisted: 28 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Oatlands, Tasmania, Australia, 25 April 1893
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labouer
Died: GSW to arm & shoulder, North Evington Military Hospital, Leicester, England, 8 December 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Leicester (Welford Road) Cemetery, England
Row OI, Grave 205
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burnie War Memorial, Hobart Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

28 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3142, 12th Infantry Battalion
16 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3142, 12th Infantry Battalion
16 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3142, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Melbourne
1 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 52nd Infantry Battalion
8 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3142, 52nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Emma Marion Glover, of 268, Argyle St., Hobart, Tasmania, and the late John Glover. Born at Oatlands, Tasmania.

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date – 8th December..... Private Roy Cecil Glover was born at Oatlands, Tasmania in 1893. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 28th July, 1915 as a 22 year old Labourer from North Hobart, Tasmania.

Private Roy Cecil Glover embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on HMAT Port Lincoln (A17) on 16th October, 1915 with the 12th Infantry Battalion, 10th Reinforcements.

Private Glover was hospitalised at Serapeum from 20th – 27th April, 1916 with Tonsillitis. He proceeded to France & arrived at Marseilles on 12th June, 1916.
Private Roy Cecil Glover was wounded in action in France between 3rd/4th September, 1916. He was invalided to England with G.S.W. (gunshot wound/s) to arm & shoulder & admitted to North Evington Military Hospital, Leicester, on 10th September, 1916. Private Glover was reported as seriously ill on 17th November, 1916.

Private Roy Cecil Glover died on 8th December, 1916 at North Evington Military Hospital, Leicester, England from wounds received in action in France - Exhaustion & Excision of shoulder.

Private Roy Cecil Glover was buried in Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester, Leicestershire, England – Memorial Reference – Screen Wall 01.205. He does not have a headstone but his death is still acknowledged by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Private Roy Cecil Glover is remembered on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Screen Wall in Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester, however he originally did have a wooden cross to mark his grave.
There are 7 other WW1 Australians buried in Welford Road Cemetery - including an Australian Nurse.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)
https://ww1austburialsuk.weebly.com/leicester.html

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