Airmen – Jackson, Harry; Gledhill, Owen – Denaby Volunteers

August 1941

Mexborough& Swinton Times, August 2

Denaby Volunteers

Mrs. Jackson, of 95, Tickhill Street, Denaby Main, has sent to us photographs of her son and son-in-law for our “Gallery”.

Gunner Harry Jackson was a member of the Home Guard but wanted to join the Air Force.  Being employed underground at a colliery he could not be accepted, so left colliery employment for a time and was then told he could not be accepted for the R.A.F. so he joined the Royal Artillery.  That was in October, 1940, now he is abroad.

A/C. Owen Gledhill (son-in-law) lived at 15, Loversall Street, Denaby Main, and enlisted voluntarily in July, 1940.  He had previously been employed on the surface at Denaby Colliery, and he was also member of the local Auxiliary Fire Service.  Since his enlistment Owen has married the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, and Mrs. Gleadhill is still carrying on her work as ward maid at the Montagu Hospital.