John James Glyde

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

"Taffy" Glyde was from the village of Norton Bridge near Pontypridd in South Wales. Like his brother he joined the local 5th (Glamorgan) Battalion of the Welch Regiment, Territorial Army.

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 08 Apr 1945
Operations Archway & Howard SAS combatant 16 Mar 1945 08 Apr 1945
Operation Houndsworth SAS combatant 21 Jun 1944 06 Sep 1944
The Welch Regiment
Military number
Commissioned or Enlisted
10 May 1939

Factory hand


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.

He was buried at Schneeren then re-buried by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission 6 Dec 1946 at Hanover War Cemetery, Germany (ref 15.B.3). He is buried next to those who fell alongside him, Private R.D. Davis and Private J. Blakeney.

Southill House, Cranmore, Somerset
Other information

He married Joan Allen in 1942


SAS and LRDG Roll of Honour