Long Service (All Arms)
(12 years with the Colours)
S/26733 Augustine Gleeson Corps Army
Name Augustine Gleeson.
Parish Brighton, Sussex.
Enlisted 11th July 1908.
Religious Denomination Roman Catholic.
The County School
30th June 1908.
I have very great pleasure in stating that
Augustine L.A. Gleeson has been a pupil of the Secondary School
for about two years.
Throughout this time he has pursued a
course of study, comprising Elementary Mathematics, Elementary
Science, French, the usual English subjects.
He has done very fair work in all his
studies and has proved that he is well suited for the work he is
I hope and believe he will be punctual,
careful and attentive to any duties he may have to perform and
that he will turn out to be a credit to all concerned, and he
has every good wish for his success from his old school.
Headmaster, Dover C. School.
Formerly Lecture Tutor at St. Johns
I am willing to allow my son Augustine
Gleeson to enlist in the Army Service Corps.
2nd July 08.
Certified that Boy A. Gleeson is, in my
opinion, capable of obtaining a 2nd class Certificate
W. Wilkins Sgt.
Western Heights Gar School.
Secretary to the War Office.
I propose to take this over age boy on the
usual conditions. He is the son of an officer of the R.A.S.C.
who died on active service. War Office 1908.
Statement of Services.
Attained 18 years of age and transferred
ranks 10 July 1910.
Appointed L/Cpl. 5 Aug 14.
Deprived? L/Cpl. (misconduct) Pte. 7 April
Transferred - Pte. 5 Sept. 16.
Next of kin Mother Elizabeth Gleeson,
1, Albert Road, Dover.
Infantry Records Office R.W. Kent Hounslow.
It is my painful duty to inform you that a
report has this day been received from the War Office notifying
the death of (No) 11429 (Rank) Private (Name) Augustine Gleeson
(Regiment) 10th Battalion R.W. Kent which occurred
with Expeditionary Force, France on the 7th June 1917
and I am to express to you the sympathy and regret of the Army
Council at your loss. The cause of death was Killed in Action.
The King commands me to assure you of the
true sympathy of His Majesty and The Queen in your sorrow.
29, Nightingale Road,
9th June 1921.
With reference to the two medals forwarded
B.W. and Victory for the late Pte. A. Gleeson, R.W. Kent Regt.
Will you please inform me where to apply for the Mons Star to
which he was entitled. The late Pte Gleeson went to France in
August 1914, then being in the A.S.C. from which he transferred.