Jacob, DCM, MM Glaister

GLAISTER, Jacob, DCM, MM

Jacob Glaister was born in 1887 at Whitehaven in Cumbria. He was nearly 30 when he enlisted in 1916, in D Company of the Heavy Branch of the Machine Gun Corps. He arrived in France on 3rd September 1916 and served only one month under fire, being wounded by 2nd October 1916. During this time he was awarded the DCM for showing great courage and determination fighting with his tank, and a MM for bravery in the field. He was severely wounded trying to rescue a wounded officer, the bullet entering his right side and leaving his left side, just under his ribs.

Glaister was transferred to Depot Battalion, Bovington Camp in 1917 and to the Tank Corps Depot, Wareham in April 1918, where he was appointed Acting Sergeant.

DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL

MILITARY MEDAL

BRITISH WAR MEDAL 1914-18 (SILVER)

VICTORY MEDAL