Diamond War Memorial Project

Private James McGonigle (Jamie) Glenn

'B' Company, 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Regimental Number 9359
Born: ---- Died: 1918-03-22 Aged: 28 Enlisted: Londonderry.

Name commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France, and on St Columb's Cathedral (Church of Ireland) Memorial to the men connected with that cathedral who died during the 1914-18 War. Name also inscribed on the Diamond War Memorial.

Son of Mrs Emma Isabella Glenn (born 1870/71), 18, Albert Place, Londonderry, and Private Richard Glenn (born 1868/69), U.V.F. Labour Corps, British Expeditionary Forces. Brother of John, who died on November 7, 1902, at the age of fourteen. Brother of Emily, who died on February 25, 1911, at the age of fifteen years. Brother of Elizabeth (born 1891/92, who married Sergeant John Lorrimer, 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, fourth son of William Lorrimer, Ballymena, at First Derry Presbyterian Church, on April 21, 1917). Also brother of James (born 1889/90) and Florence (born 1898/99).

Jamie Glenn was a member of First Derry Presbyterian Church.

Emma and Lizzie Glenn, 18, Albert Place, signed the Ulster Solemn League and Covenant (September 1912) pledging resistance to Home Rule for Ireland. Richard Glenn, same address, worked as a Coachman for a Mr Crockett in the early 1920s, and in the same period belonged to the Derry branch of the Ulster Unionist Labour Association.