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Glancy, C.H., Gnr., 1944

Photo: Brian Pirrie

In St. Paul's Churchyard the Commonwealth War Grave of:-

14375638 Gunner
C H Glancy
Royal Artillery
2nd April 1944 Age 19.

Eternal Rest
grant unto him O Lord
And Let Perpetual Light
Shine upon Him

William Kirby has submitted the following:-

Cyril Henry was born in 1924 the son of George and Doris Emily nee Moore, Glancy.

In 1939 the family were living at John Street, West Pelton. George was a Colliery Motor Lorry Assistant.

Daily Record 03/04/1944 reports:-

Six R.A. men Die in Crash

Six Royal Artillery gunners are dead as the result of the Army truck in which they were travelling being in collision with a double decker bus on the Dundee Arbroath road near Carnoustie late on Saturday night.

Gunners Arthur Moorcraft, Arthur Stansfield, Joseph R. laker, Charles James Evans and William Arthur Scotney were all killed outright. Gunner Cyril H. Glncy died of Injuries in Arbroath Infirmary on Sunday morning.

Three other occupants of the truck L/Bdr. Morris and Gunners Simpson and Steele are in Arbroath Infirmary with injuries.

The bus bound from Arbroath to Dundee was driven by Leonard Whyte of 249 Hilltown, Dundee. Its only passenger P.O. Gilbert Spence R.N. was also taken to Arbroath Infirmary suffering from minor injuries.

Cyril Henry Glancey is remembered at West Pelton in W112.03

The CWGC entry for Gunner Glancy

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