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Harry Matthews Glansford (1921 - 1944)

Sgt. Harry Matthews Glansford
Born in Gipsyville, Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdommap
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Died in Limburg, Belgiummap
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Harry Glansford was born in Yorkshire, England.

Harry Matthews Glansford Jr was born on 15th july 1921 in Gypsyville, Kingston upon Hull, Sculcoates District, Yorkshire (East Riding), England. [1]

Harry was a sergeant in 514 Squadron of the RAF Volunteer Reserve during WW2. He died on 21 Jul 1944 (aged 23 years) when his plane, Avro Lancaster ME858 which took off at 23:07 hours on 20 July 1944 from Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire was shot down at 01:16 hours in Limburg, Netherlands, with a loss of all seven crew. He was buried in Joint Grave 6, Hunsel Roman Catholic Churchyard, Leudal Municipality, Limburg. [2][3][4][5][6]


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  1. England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007 Image, citing Original data - General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England; Registration District: Sculcoates; Volume 9d, Page 303.
  2. Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Sergeant HARRY MATTHEWS GLANSFORD, Service Number: 1542381
  3.; Harry Matthews Glansford, Sergeant - 514 Squadron RAF
  4.; Sergeant Harry Matthews GLANSFORD (1542381) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
  5. Find A Grave: Memorial #141177265
  6. "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 19 April 2019), Harry Glansford, Sgt, Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom; records extracted FamilySearch and images digitized by FindMyPast; citing Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, 20 Jul 1944, The British Newspaper Archive, Ireland; FHL microfilm .
  • WikiTree profile Glansford-4 created through the import of Crawley_dissington Family Tree 281012.ged on Oct 29, 2012 by Emma Dissington.
  • Source: S-1467497719 Repository: #R-1590705815 Title: England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915 Author: FreeBMD Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office. © Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Contro Note: APID: 1,8913::0
  • Repository: R-1590705815 Name: Address: Note:
  • Source: S-1468588476 Repository: #R-1590705815 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Page: Ancestry Family Trees Note: Data: Text:

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