Glaister, James Robert –

Son of Hannah Glaister, of Breightmet Hall, Bolton, Lancashire, and the late Alfred Glaister; husband of Florence Jane Glaister (nee Smith), of 24, South Street, Great Lever, Bolton, Lancashire. Enlisted January 1915. Formerly 3646, 2nd/5th Bn., Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Caught aged 27 as an absentee from Oxted since 02/08/1915 appearing before Bolton Magistrates 24/08/1915 to be sent back to his unit under escort. (Bolton Archives: JBO/1/26). Killed by an exploding shell.

Personal details

  • Surname: Glaister
  • Forename: James Robert
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Not known
  • Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 23
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: August 27th, 1917
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 2nd/8th (Territorial) Battalion.
  • Service number: 328055
  • Regiment: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: V / BW
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 17/09/1915 21/09/1917 07/12/1917
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 6c-e* 4g/6d* S10*
  • Bolton Chronicle: 21/09/1917

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