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John Donald Glover

In memory of:

Captain John Donald Glover

April 23, 1915

Military Service


Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

4th Battalion

Citation(s):

The London Gazette No. 29200 dated June 22, 1915

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


Enlistment:

August 4, 1914

Son of William and Mary Glover, of Orillia, Ontario. Brother of Albert Glover.

Commemorated on Page 16 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Panel 18 - 24 - 26 - 30

Location:


The Menin Gate Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town of Ypres (now Ieper) in the Province of West Flanders, on the road to Menin and Courtrai. It bears the names of 55,000 men who were lost without trace during the defence of the Ypres Salient in the First World War. Designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield and erected by the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission, it consists of a Hall of Memory", 36.6 metres long by 20.1 metres wide. In the centre are broad staircases leading to the ramparts which overlook the moat, and to pillared loggias which run the whole length of the structure. On the inner walls of the Hall, on the side of the staircases and on the walls of the loggias, panels of Portland stone bear the names of the dead, inscribed by regiment and corps. Carved in stone above the central arch are the words:


TO THE ARMIES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE WHO STOOD HERE FROM 1914 TO 1918 AND TO THOSE OF THEIR DEAD WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE.

Over the two staircases leading from the main Hall is the inscription:

HERE ARE RECORDED NAMES OF OFFICERS AND MEN WHO FELL IN YPRES SALIENT BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH.

The dead are remembered to this day in a simple ceremony that takes place every evening at 8:00 p.m. All traffic through the gateway in either direction is halted, and two buglers (on special occasions four) move to the centre of the Hall and sound the Last Post. Two silver trumpets for use in the ceremony are a gift to the Ypres Last Post Committee by an officer of the Royal Canadian Artillery, who served with the 10th Battery, of St. Catharines, Ontario, in Ypres in April 1915."

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Cenotaph– Captain John Donald Glover is also commemorated on the WWI cenotaph in Orillia, ON
  • Cenotaph– Captain John Donald Glover is also commemorated on the WWI cenotaph in Orillia, ON
  • Newspaper clipping– Orillia Times, 29 Apr 1915
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram April 1915. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram April 1915. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping (3)– Clipping from the Toronto Star for 28 April 1915.
  • Photo of JOHN DONALD GLOVER– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JOHN DONALD GLOVER– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me. From the Annie Boyes collection courtesy of the Simcoe County Archives. http://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of JOHN DONALD GLOVER– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping (2)– Clipping from the Toronto Star for 27 April 1915, page 5.
  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Memorial– The west side of the Glover Family gravemarker, in the Gamebridge Knox Cemetery, Ramara Township, Simcoe County, Ontario, pays tribute to the sacrifice their sons, made in the Second Battle of Ypres.   "They gave their lives gloriously defending Home, King, and Country"
  • 4th Bn casualties on Menin Gate Memorial.– Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield.
  • Memorial– Inscription on the Menin Gate … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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