Gladwell, John Henry

Dates:

War Service:
Second Lieutenant JOHN HENRY GLADWELL of 7th battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) was killed on 14 October 1917.

He was among 40 casualties incurred when the battalion was bombed by enemy aircraft as it was boarding lorries to move back from the front line for a break in the rear areas. He had previously served as private 80533 in the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He is buried in Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station Cemetery.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at Goldsmiths College, New Cross.

Details:
He attended Goldsmiths College between 1910 and 1912. He was 25. He was born in Faversham, the eldest son of James and Eliza Gladwell, Lucerne St., Sittingbourne.
Before the war he had been employed as Assistant Master of the New Council School, Worcester.

Source:
Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 1914-1919 by C T Atkinson

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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