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William Edward Glover was born in Glasgow on 29th of May 1899, one of 2 children of Annie (née Jardine) and William Francis Glover, a Property Master at the Royalty Theatre in Glasgow. Annie's father, Edward Jardine, was a sculptor and William Edward's grandfather on his father's side was a scenic artist, a career William Edward was eventually to follow. William Edward Glover commenced his studies at The Glasgow School of Art in 1917 as a part-time student taking classes in life drawing. His occupation is listed as a glass painter at this time but the following session, 1917-18, he is noted as an apprentice electrician. William joined the British Royal Air Force on 7th October 1918, just over a month before the war ended on 11th November 1918. His service record records a young man of only 19, 5 foot 6 ½inches tall with grey eyes and a fresh complexion. After the war, he returned briefly to The Glasgow School of Art for the 1920-21 session, still as a part time student taking classes in drawing and painting. In 1923, when he was 24, he married Catherine Fitzpatrick, a music hall artist, when he was working as a scenic artist. He died in Cupar, Fife in 1962. William E. Glover is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour.
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