Topic: Frederick Guy Eaton Glover (1837-1864)

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Frederick Guy Eaton Glover received a gunshot to the abdomen during the Battle of Gate Pa on 29 April 1864. He died from his injuries on 1 May 1864. His brother, Captain Robert Coke Glover, was also killed.

Frederick was born in Dover, Kent, England, on 3 April 1837. He was known as 'Teddy' and baptised at Charlton by Dover in Kent on 26 Jul 1837:

Frederick Guy Eaton Glover baptism record (1837)

Baptismal record of Frederick Guy Eaton Glover showing his birth date in the margin.

Frederick was the son of Rev. F. A. Glover, Consular Chaplain, Cologne and his wife Mary Burnett (nee Broughton) who married in Yateley, Hampshire, England on 7 February 1826. The Reverend is listed in Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900, Volume 2 (2011) by John Venn:

GLOVER, FREDERICK [ROBERT AUGUSTUS]. Adm. Fell. Com. (age 29) at PETERHOUSE, Apr. 6, 1829. [S. of John, Col. Commandant of volunteers, of Bath. B. there Apr, 4, 1800. Educated at Sandhurst. Entered the Army; Ensign, 1st Foot, 1819; Lieut., and W. India Regt., 1824; Capt., 69th Foot, 1826-8.] Matric, Easter, 1829; B.A. 1833; M.A. 1837. Of Hertford Bridge, Hants., and of Steepleton, near Dorchester, in 1834. C. Of Gateley, Hants. C. Of Winterbourne-Abbas, Dorset, in 1837. R. Of Charlton-in-Dover, Kent, 1837-45. Consular Chaplain at Cologne, July 18, 1853; retired on pension, Jan. 1, 1866. Lived latterly at Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Invented an ambulance car for conveying the wounded off the field of battle, which was adopted by the Emperor Louis Napoleon. Patented Glover’s anchor falls, used in R.N. and merchant service, and an instrument for measurement of angles. Member, Royal Thames Yacht Club. Author, The Patriarchate of Britain; Figmentum Papale; The Fruits of Endowments; The Polymeter or Quintant, etc. Died Aug. 25, 1881, at Brading vicarage, Ryde, where John (1842) was V., and which Boase  wrongly describes as ‘the residence of his son John.’ (p. 66).

Frederick Guy Eaton Glover served in the 43rd Regiment.

According to Gilbert Mair, Frederick, stationed at Maketu in 1864, went without leave to be with his elder brother, Captain Robert Coke Glover, during the Battle of Gate Pa at Pukehinahina on 29 April 1864. Robert came out of the engagement unscathed. Unaware of this Frederick went searching for him and was mortally wounded. Robert in turn went searching for Frederick and was shot dead.

Frederick had received a gunshot to the abdomen. He died of his wounds on 1 May 1864 and was buried in Tauranga's Mission Cemetery.



Alumni CantabrigiensesA Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900, Volume 2 (2011) by John Venn.

Canterbury Baptisms Transcription via FindmyPast.

Historical Review (Vol 53 No 2, November 2005).

Mair, Gilbert. (1937). The Story of Gate Pa.

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Frederick Guy Eaton Glover (1837-1864)

First Names:Frederick Guy Eaton
Last Name:Glover
Date of Birth:3 April 1837
Place of Birth:Dover, Kent
Country of birth:England
Date of death:1 May 1864
Place of death:Tauranga, New Zealand
Place of burial:Mission Cemetery, Tauranga
Fathers name:Frederick Robert Augustus Glover
Fathers date of birth:4 April 1800
Fathers place of birth:Bath, England
Fathers date of death:25 August 1881
Fathers place of death:Brading vicarage, Ryde, England
Mothers name:Mary Burnett Broughton
Mothers date of birth:22 August 1804
Mothers place of birth:London, England
Mothers date of death:6 February 1841
Mothers place of death:Charlton, Dover, England
Name of sibilings:Elizabeth Dorothea Anna Glover (1835–1846), Anna Harriet Glover (1840–1858), Edward Glover (1826–1899), Mary Frances Glover (1827-?), John Hawley Glover (1829–1885), Robert Coke Glover (c1830-1864), and Frederick Broughton Grant Glover (1833–1867)
Military Service:New Zealand Wars