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Sunday, 22 September 2019

Glasgow, Ernest Moore



Private Ernest Moore Glasgow
was born on 6th July 1893 at Loy, Cookstown.  He was the son of William James Glasgow, Linen Draper and Rebecca Jane Glasgow nee Moore.

In 1901 Ernest was living in house 36, James’s Street, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone with his parents and 2 brothers, Allan and Henry.  A boarder and 2 servants were also present in the house.

Glasgow would have joined the Belfast Banking Company around 1911.  His father signed the Bankers Indemnity.


BBCo Bankers Indemnity Ledger - E M Glasgow


In 1911 the parents, Henry and 1 servant are living in house house 36, James’s Street, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone.

By 1911, Glasgow was boarding in house 19, Mountcharles Street, Windsor Ward, Belfast.  He is one of five boarders who are staying with the Coulter family of a mother and her two daughters. His occupation is that of a Bankers Clerk.

On 28th September 1912, Glasgow signed the Ulster Covenant at the City Hall, Belfast giving his address as 19 Mount Charles, Belfast.

He was five years in the Belfast Bank, and was in Head Office and in Bangor branch.


BBCo, Head Office, 2 Waring Street, Belfast



BBCo, Bangor branch


Ernest volunteered early in the war but was unable to pass the medical examination.  On the second attempt, he enlisted into the Royal Marine Artillery as a Private with Service Number RMA 1446/S.  He was sent to Portsmouth for training. 

He served in France and was awarded the British War Medal.



Royal Marines - Medal Roll - Glasgow E M


Glasgow is buried in the Derryloran Old Graveyard, Cookstown.

This link to Cookstown War Dead gives greater detail about the family and the 3 brothers who served, one being killed in action.

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