James Chubb Gleave


1899 Jan 13. Born in Lindridge, Worcestershire. Son of William and Kate A Gleave of 60 Mount Park Avenue, South Croydon, Surrey.

1901 census. Lived with his parents at Church Cottage, Lindridge, Worcs.

1911 census, living with his parents at Church Cottage Lindridge Tenbury

1917 Aug 29. Enlists in RAF

1918 Mar 17. Posted to A & I. C. W

1918 Apr 1. 2nd Lt

1918 Apr 30. Posted to A & I. 6 N & K

1918 May 12. Posted to Expeditionary Force as Corps Observer

1918 Jul 22 . Wounded

1918 Jul 27. In hospital

1918 Aug 3. Invalided back to England. In Hospital

1918 Dec 18. On leave

1919 Mar 12. Admitted to Hospital

1919 May 28. Posted to 11 Training Squadron

1919 Jul 3. Demobilised. Transferred to unemployed list.

1920 Aug 18. Joined the ADRIC with RIC no 72825, ADRIC no 266. Home address: Crundale near Canterbury. Posted to C Coy

1920 Nov 28 Killed by the I.R.A in the Kilmichael Ambush, Cork.

Members of the Wye F.C (he had played football for the club for a number of years) lined the route of his funeral and provided a guard of honour at his grave. Two Royal Irish Constabulary Policeman from Beggar’s Bush Barracks, Dublin sounded the last post.

James Chubb Gleave was buried in SS Gregory and Martin Graveyard, Wye, Ashford, Kent.
The headstone reads: "In Loving Memory of James C. Gleave Lieut. R.A.F. Killed in Kilmichael Ambush. Nov 28th 1920. Aged 21 Years. Also of Fergus Gleave. Lieut 10 Glosters Killed on the Somme / July 22nd 1916. Aged 26 Years. /His Name Liveth for Evermore."

At the funeral were Mrs Deacock (James sister), Mrs Gleave (mother), Sergeant Masters, among others