Color Sergeant William Frederick George Glegg

Color Sergeant William Frederick George Glegg served in the 2nd battalion Scots Guards during the Boers War and with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment after 1906 and during WW1 . He is entitled to the Queen South Africa Medal (clasps Witterbergen, Transvaal and Cape Colony), the King South Africa Medal (clasps South Africa 1901 and 1902) and the Army Long service and Good Conduct Medal. His enlistment number was 9868.

Born on April 1868 in Renfrew, England

Trade : solicitor      Religion : Presbyterian   Hair : auburn

Height : 5’10”          Weight : 142 lbs          Eyes : brown

1871 UK Census Listed as a scholar living with his parents in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire

1881 UK Census : Listed as a scholar living with his parents in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire

October 13th 1892 : Enlisted for short service in London, United Kingdom in the 2nd battalion Scots Guards

July 20th, 1893 : Appointed Lance-Corporal

November 1st, 1895 : Promoted Corporal

August 31st, 1896 : Appointed Lance-Sergeant

November 25th, 1897 : Promoted Sergeant

June 7th, 1899 : Married to Edith Bellitta Saunders (their address was 10 Robert road)

March 15th, 1900 : Embarked on the Britannic in Southampton, arrived at Port Elizabeth, South Africa on April 8th.

May 29th : The 2nd battalion covered the retreat of the Grenadiers Guards at Biddulphsberg

June 3rd : Arrived at Ticksburg and stayed there for a few days

August 5th : Reached Harrismith and stayed there until august 28th. For the next 6 weeks they did a lot of marching covering 492 miles by October 19 and back to Harrismith by October 30th :

November 20th : Left Harrismith to escort a convoy. Back on December 1st. Stayed there until mid-April 1902.

July 35th, 1902 : Assembled at Volksrust and left to Durban by train on September 11th. Because of a derailment they were delayed by a day and embarked on board Michigan on September 27th

October 27th: Arrived in Southampton, England and missed the Guard’s parade

October 28th : He received his Queen South Africa Medal

January 24th, 1903 : He received the King South Africa medal

King South Africa medals roll

January 12th, 1906 : Posted with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

April 20th, 1908 : Promoted to the rank of Colour-sergeant

January 1st 1911 : Recommended for his Long Service and Good conduct medal. UK Census taken in Preston : Listed as a Colour Sergeant and with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

William Frederick George Glegg 1911 census

October 12th, 1913 : Discharged at Preston

April 7th, 1915 : Enlisted for service at home with Loyal North Lancashire Regiment the rank of colour sergeant no 20566.

June 2nd, 1918 : Promoted Warrant officer class II

March 13th, 1919 : Transferred in the Army of Occupation. He is not entitled to the British War medal meaning that he did not serve in France before November 11th, 1918. As a member of the Army of occupation, he was probably sent to France and Germany.

December 18th : Demobilized

April 24th 1924 : Died in Preston, Lancashire, England

If you know more information on this gentleman, please leave me message so I can add it to his small biography.

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