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Pte. Henry GLEASON, died 28/01/1916

Stephen Nulty

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Pte Henry GLEASON 8150 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers, who died aged 22 on 28.01.16. Chocques Military Cemetery, France


Initials: H

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment: 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers

Age: 22

Date of Death: 28/01/1916

Service No: 8150

Additional information: Son of H. and R. Gleason, of 8, Queen's Rd., Walthamstow, London. Born at Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: I. H. 83.


Henry Gleason was born in the third quarter of 1893 in Newcastle, the son of Henry Gleason (b. 1867) and Jane. The elder Henry was a native of Durham and Jane was from Manchester. The family also included a daughter, Agnes, born in 1889 in Manchester. Henry Senior was one of 6 sons and 3 daughters to Thomas and Isabella Gleason of Durham.

In 1891, Henry Senior lived with his wife Jane and their daughter Agnes at 4, Princess Street, Rusholme, Manchester. He had married Jane Elizabeth Todd in the 2nd quarter of 1888 in Durham. She died in the 4th quarter of 1893.

In 1900, Henry Senior married Rose Emily Barker in West Ham.

In 1901, the family lived at 28, Fulbourne Terrace, Walthamstow, where Henry Senior was working as a Print Compositor.

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Henry Gleason



5th (Royal Irish) Lancers

Born Elswick, Northumberland

Enlisted Walthemstow

Died of Wounds 28/01/1916

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