A Fine & Early 1914 Star & Bar Casualty Trio with Plaque
6687. Pte. ALFRED GLOVER.
1st NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE Regt
KILLED-IN-ACTION. 21st DECEMBER 1914.
(at Rue-du-Bois, near Fleurbaix)
Alfred Glover was born in late 1879 and born at 85 Botteslow St, in Hanley, Staffs.
later living at 65 Balfour Street, Hanley, a single man, he is seen enlisting into 4th N, Staffs on 22nd January 1902 age 22 and four months. He was a Potter working for Meakin & Co. Stoke on Trent. He entered France with 1st N. Staffs on 10th September 1914
*In December 1914 1st Bn were in the trenches in the Rue-du-Bois area (near Fleurbaix) and later participated in the Christmas Truce.
The Truce was sadly too late for poor Alfred as he was Killed-in-Action just four days before Christmas on 21st December 1914.
He is commemorated with eternal honour on Panel 8 of The Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing, Belgium.
AN EMOTIVE CASUALTY FROM THE POTTERIES.
(Includes original North Staffs cap badge and Shoulder Title)