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Robert Glover was born in St. Stephen’s Parish in Edinburgh, Scotland. He enlisted as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers for service in the Great War of 1914-1918. After his enlistment he was assigned Regimental Number 2012 and posted to the 1st City of Edinburgh Field Company, Royal Engineers, a Territorial Force unit. This company was assigned to the 56th Division.

The 56th Division was deployed to France and first saw action at the Battle of the Somme. By the time of this battle, Glover had been promoted to the rank of 2nd Corporal. He was killed in action on the 1st of July 1916, the first day of the battle. 2nd Corporal Glover has no known grave. His death is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 8A and 8D, Somme, France.

For his services in the Great War, Robert Glover was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.


1. Battle Honours of the Royal Engineers. The Royal Engineer Journal. The Institution of Royal Engineers, 1925-1932.
2. HMSO. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
3. Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site.