Joseph Glew was my fifth cousin three times removed. He was born in Peterborough in 1892, the son of Richard, a coachman, and Matilda (nee Culpin) and the family must have moved quite soon afterwards as he was christened in Farnborough, Hants, in April of the same year. He remained in Farnborough at least until 1911 when he was listed in the census as a servant at Minley Manor in the town.
By 1915 he was a lance-corporal in the 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers having enlisted, inexplicably, in Ayr. He died on 16 June 1915 and, having no known grave, is commemorated on the Menin Gate at Ypres.
We will remember them.