|The Rushden Echo Friday 15 December 1916, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Rushden Soldier Killed - Lce-Cpl Bert Glidle - Succumbs to Wounds
We regret to report that Mrs H Glidle, of 7, Sartoris Cottages, Bedford-road, Rushden, received official news last Saturday morning that her husband, Lce-Cpl Herbert Wilfred ("Bert") of the Northants Regt, had died on November 24th in a field hospital in France, from wounds received in action. The official news was accompanied was accompanied by the usual letter of sympathy from the King and Queen.
The late Lce-Corpl. Glidle, who was 27 years of age, leaves a wife and four children to mourn their loss. Deceased enlisted nearly two years ago and was sent to France twelve months last August. Prior to enlistment he worked for Mr Fred Knight, in whose employ he had been right from the time he left school.
He is the second one his family to give his life for his King and country, as his brother the late Pte Chris Glidle, Northants Regt., was killed in action two years last October.
Two more brothers are serving with the colours - Pte William Glidle, who is in Egypt, and Pte Fred Glidle, who is at present stationed at Gillingham. All the brothers joined their County Regiment. A brother-in-law, Pte W Cockings, also of the Northants Regt., is on active service in Egypt.
Since the late Lce-Corpl Glidle went to the front, twins were born to him, and as he had had only one leave - last Whitsuntide - he has only once seen his babies. The twins are now ten months old and all the children he leaves are under seven years of age. Much sympathy is felt with his wife and parents in their bereavement
|The Wellingborough News Friday 15 December 1916, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Rushden Lance-Corporal Dies of Wounds
Mrs H Glidle, of 7, Sartoris Cottages, Bedford-road, Rushden, has received official news that her husband, Lance-Corporal Herbert W Glidle (Northants Regiment), died of wounds on November 24th in a field hospital in France. The deceased soldier, who was 27 years of age, leaves a widow and four children, with whom much sympathy will be felt. Lance-Corpl Glidle had been in the Army two years, and formerly worked for Mr Fred Knight.