Ernest John Glasgow

Mar 16, 1880

Born in Finch Township, Stormont County, Ontario


Jan 2, 1916

Sworn into the 154th Battalion at Morrisburg Ontario 

Ø      Given rank of Captain

Ø      Next of kin given as John A Glasgow (father) of Cannamore Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      Previous military experience given as Capt of “H” Coy, 59th Regiment since Nov 22, 1910

Ø      Religion given as Methodist


Oct 18, 1916

Will made out leaving his entire estate to his brother, William Charles Glasgow of Cannamore Ontario


Oct 25, 1916

Embarked the RMS Mauretania at Halifax for England



Oct 31, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Jan 31, 1917

Transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion at East Sandling Camp


Feb 19, 1917

Attended 52nd class at Canadian School of Musketry, Shorncliffe and Qualified “2nd Class” on March 9, 1917


Jul 11, 1917

On Command “Overseas” to France on “Conducting Duty”


Jul 21, 1917

Returned to 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford from France


Aug 11, 1917

Reverts to rank of Lieut in order to proceed to France and is transferred to the 21st Battalion


Aug 13, 1917

Arrived at No 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in France and is TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Aug 15, 1917

Left No 2 CIBD to join unit


Aug 17, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field


Aug 28, 1917

Proceeded on Course


Sep 14, 1917

Rejoined 21st Battalion from course


Nov 25, 1917

Proceeded on course


Dec 1, 1917

Rejoined 21st Battalion from course


Jan 6, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Jan 21, 1918

Rejoined from leave


May 8, 1918

Wounded in a trench mortar attack.  It should be noted that the war diary account indicates that it was a shrapnel wound that fell him, but the “Circumstances of Death” report below records it as a bullet wound.


May 9, 1918

Admitted to No 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital at Doullens with a gunshot wound to abdomen, and died of those wounds



Buried at Doullens Communal Cemetery, Extension #2,France


DOW May 9, 1918
This is a monument in Morewood Ontario built in his likeness, by his parents and the village of Morewood in 1920

Reproduced with permission

His medals were sent to William Charles Glasgow (brother) at Morewood Ontario


Sep 22, 1922

Plaque and Scroll sent to Albert E Glasgow (elder brother) at Cannamore Ontario 



For the 7 nights leading up to November 11, 2010, the names of all Canadian soldiers were projected onto the Belgian War Memorial in Ypres.  At the same time, the same names were being broadcast via the internet to schools across Belgium and Canada.  The image above shows the opening ceremonies at the Belgian War Memorial on November 4, 2010. 

Below on the left is the name of Ernest Glasgow being projected on that wall.  Below right shows the name being broadcast to the schools.  Each name appeared for 25 seconds and each night 9,700 names were shown.


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