The Probus Club of St Annes-on-the-Sea

Reg Glasgow MBE
13 November 1913 - 28 March 2012

Reg was born on 13th November 1913 in Seven Kings, near Ilford in Essex and spent the early part of his life there. On leaving school, he worked in Cannon Street in the City of London for the Grosvenor-Chater paper company. He joined the London Rifle Brigade section of the Territorial Army and was called up for service in World War II. Eventually he rose to the rank of Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant responsible for supplying front-line troops. He was involved in keeping the troops supplied following the D-Day landings. On one occasion, when the officer in charge of his section was killed, Reg assumed command and for this he was awarded the MBE, a rare award for military personnel.

He resumed working for the paper company after the war, still in London. He married (his wife was from the Fylde) and they had one daughter, and it was not until he retired that they moved to this area. They lived in Pershore Road and Reg was active in St. Paul's Church as a sidesman. His wife died in 2000. He had been living in a residential home for the last three years until his death at the age of 98 on 28th March 2012.

Although at one time a regular at Probus meetings, he had not renewed his membership in recent years due to mobility problems associated with his advancing years.