Glennerster/Glennester/Glenister, R L
REGINALD LOFT GLENNERSTER
Remembered with honour Sedan (St Charles) Communal Cemetery: Grave 345.
He enlisted 26 May 1913 in London: a newsvendor aged 17, C of E, next-of-kin his father of Bushey, Herts. Was reported missing 24 March 1918, and died of disease whilst a prisoner of war. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and Star medals.
There is a brief article about Reginald in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 18 May 1918, and a Death announcement in the issue dated 21 September 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 31 May 1919.
Son of William Loft and Florence Mary (nee ALLEN) GLENNERSTER of Watford.
His parents married 1895 in the Watford district. William died 1935 in Bushey, Herts, aged 74, and was buried 23 January at St James’, Bushey; Florence died 1946 in Bushey aged 75, and was buried 31 December, also at St James.
Reginald was born 15 March or 11 May 1896 in Bushey, and baptised 29 July 1898 at St Matthew’s, Oxhey, Herts.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Bushey, with his mother and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, aged 14 he still lived in Bushey, with his parents and one sibling.
Unit1st Battalion, Royal Naval Division
Date of death22/05/1918
Age at death22
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)