HARRY GEORGE GLENISTER
Harry was born on the 21st June 1898 in 16 Orchard Street, Stafford and was the eldest son of Harry George and Edith Gertrude Glenister (nee Wetton). Both his parents had been born in Stafford and his father was working as a railway porter. Harry’s younger brother Samuel was born the following year in 27 Lord Street, Crewe, by which time their father had become a station porter.
By 1911 the family had moved to 18 Charlton Street, Latchford and there were two more children in the family, Harold Walter (born on the 8th October 1905) and Edith Margret (born on the 5th November 1907); sadly two more children had died in infancy.
The family then moved from Warrington to Station House in Preston Brook as Harry’s father, still working for the railways, was promoted to station master.
On the 25th August 1913 Harry’s brother, Walter, was admitted to Daresbury School from Preston Brook School to be followed by Edith on the 16th August 1915.
The 1918 Electoral Roll (J628) shows that Harry was an absent voter on military service possibly with the Manchester Regiment (number 52890).