John James Glyde

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Private John James Glyde
Life dates
30 Dec 1919 - 08 Apr 1945
Biography

"Taffy" Glyde was from the vilage of Norton Bridge near Pontypridd in South Wales. Like his borther he koined the local 5th (Glamorgan) Battalion of the Welch Regiemnt, Territorial Army.

 

Postings
Unit or location Role Posted from until
North Somerset Scout Section Scout Section Member 04 Jan 1942 20 Apr 1943
Operations Archway & Howard SAS combatant 16 Mar 1945 03 Dec 1944
Operation Houndsworth SAS combatant 21 Jun 1944 06 Sep 1944
Regiment
The Welch Regiment
Military number
3963198
Commissioned or Enlisted
10 May 1939
Occupation

Factory Hand

Career

He was posted to Auxiliary Units in January 1942, most likely as a replacement in the North Somerset Scout Section.

He joined the SAS on 1 Feb 1944 and took part in Operations Houndsworth and Howard. He was killed in an action near Schneeren in Germany when the jeep column was ambushed. A panzerfaust hit close by and he was killed instantly.

Address
Southill House, Cranmore
Other information

He married Joan Allen in 1942

References

SAS and LRDG Roll of Honour