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William Glynne Charles Gladstone

Birthdate: (29)
Birthplace: St Georges, London
Death: April 15, 1915 (29) (killed in action in World War I)
Place of Burial: UK
Immediate Family:

Son of William Henry Gladstone and Gertrude Blantyre Gladstone
Brother of Evelyn Catherine Gladstone and Constance Gertrude Gladstone

Occupation: Member of Parliament, Lieut. in Royal Welch Fusiliers in World War I
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About William Glynne Charles Gladstone

William Glynne Charles Gladstone (14 July 1885 – 15 April 1915)[1] was a Liberal Party politician in the United Kingdom, and the last of four generations of Gladstones to serve in the House of Commons, the first being his great-grandfather Sir John Gladstone(s) (1764–1851).[2]

William G. C. Gladstone was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kilmarnock Burghs at a by-election in 1911.[1] A whip in Asquith's government, he served only 4 years in Parliament before being killed in action while a Lieutenant in the Royal Welch Fusiliers in World War I.

His father, William Henry Gladstone (1840–1892), was the eldest son of the Liberal Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone and his wife Catherine. He inherited from his father the 18th-century Hawarden Castle which had been had belonged to the family of his grandmother's brother Sir Stephen Glynne, the 9th and last baronet.[3] After his death, the estate was purchased by his uncle Henry Gladstone, 1st Baron Gladstone of Hawarden, the third son and (seventh child) of William and Catherine.[4] His body was brought home and buried in Hawarden Churchyard.

His uncle Herbert wrote a memoir of him.[5]


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "K" (part 2)
  2. ^ Dictionary of National Biography: Gladstone, Sir John, 1st Baronet
  3. ^ Dictionary of National Biography: Gladstone, Herbert John
  4. ^ Dictionary of National Biography: Gladstone, Henry Neville
  5. ^ Gladstone, Herbert John (1918). William G. C. Gladstone: a Memoir. Nisbet. 

External links

   * Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Gladstone

Source: Downloaded 2010 from Wikipedia.

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William Glynne Charles Gladstone's Timeline

July 14, 1885
St Georges, London
April 15, 1915
Age 29