GLENISTER Gordon Scott

Category: Military
Rank: Driver. Gunner
Regiment or Ship: 6th Sussex Battery Royal Field Artillery [T]
Service Number(s): 540 and 905347
Occupation: Fishmonger’s Assistant
Date of Birth: 09.01.1890
Place of Birth: Hastings, Sussex
Date of Death: 20.04.1970
Place of Death: Hither Green, Kent Address: 22 Albert Road, Bexhill on Sea

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Family Information

Parents:          Clement John Glenister (1862-1940) and Elizabeth Glenister, nee Smith. (1861-1949). Clement was a piano and organ mechanic

Siblings:         Clement (1886-1926); Lionel b.1888; Dorothy b. 1893; Marjorie b. 1896; Adela b. 1898; and Geoffrey (1900-1978).

In 1911 the family were living at Claremont, Old London Road, Hastings.

Gordon married Rose Annie Syer (1908-1966) on 28th July 1923 and they had several children – one of them was Graham (1938-1998).

First World War Experience

Gordon enlisted on 8th August 1914 when he was 24 years and 7 months old.  He had been working as a fishmonger’s assistant at the Central Fish Company in Bexhill.  He was 5’ 6”, had a chest measurement of 34”, expansion 1½”, good vision, and was of good physical development.  He served in Mesopotamia, and during his service he was hospitalized with dysentery.  He was also rather lapse in writing home to his family and, at one time,  Clement wrote to his commanding officer asking if Gordon was in good health.  Gordon was advised of this and asked to ensure that he wrote home regularly.  In 1916 he was absent from parade and was confined to barracks for 7 days as a punishment

Gordon was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.  There is no mention of him being awarded the 14/15 Star but the researcher might well have missed the entry.

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