Major Hugh Fanshawe Glanville

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Major Hugh Fanshawe Glanville, Royal Air Force (West Indies Regiment). Son of the Reverend Owen Fanshawe Glanville and Emily Georgina Glanville of South Brent, Devon. Baptised in the Holy Trinity Church, West End, Chobham, Surrey. Educated at Mannamead College, Plymouth. Married Beatrice Gertrude Savory ( nee Norton), a widow, by special licence in London on 20 April 1918. Commissioned into the 1st Battalion, West Indian Regiment as 2nd Lieutenant 28 Jan 1905. Promoted to Lieutenant on 6 Nov 1907. Trasferred to the RFC in 1913. Served in France & Italy during WW1, in Nov 1914 with 5 Squadron, RFC and in May 1915 with 16 Squadron, RFC. Promoted to Flight Commander in Sep 1915. Commanded 28 Squadron RFC flying Sopwith Camels. Mentioned in Dispatches (MID). Died in the Gables Auxiliary Hospital, Gullane from injuries sustained in a flying accident in an Avro 504 at 2nd Training Depot Station, Royal Air Force at West Fenton Aerodrome (Drem) in East Lothian, Scotland aged 33 years. He is buried in grave E.172 at Dirleton parish churchyard, East Lothian, Scotland.
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Hugh Fanshawe Glanville, Major Royal Air Force - W.I. Regt., who gave his life in the Great War 1914-18, 24 May 1918 aged 33. "Res non verba".

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