From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Glynn '43

Date of birth: September 5, 1920

Date of death: July 26, 1944

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:


From Find A Grave:

William Donald Glynn is the son of Albert William Glynn and Rosetta Antoinette McDonald Glynn. He is their sixth child and third son.

He is the grandson of Albert James Glynn & Martha Ellen Young Glynn and William H. McDonald & Matilda Elizabeth Phillips McDonald.

He is the brother of Martha Ellen, Mary Natalie, Rose Agnes, Thomas Everett, Albert W., and Richard Albert.

Captain Glynn, a marine, attended the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland and graduated in the class of 1943.

Captain Glynn lost his life during the fierce fighting in the course of the Battle of Guam. His remains were brought back to the United States and re-interred in the National Memorial of the Pacific in Section F Site 272 on March 11, 1949.

From the Class of 1943 anniversary book "25 years later…":

While serving as Commanding Officer, Co. °F", 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, Bill led his company in the assault to return Guam to American control. As a result of enemy fire, he was fatally wounded on July 26, 1944. He is buried in the National Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii.


The Haverhill [Massachusetts] Marine Corps League has a "Captain William D. Glynn Detachment." His father, Albert W. Glynn, was the mayor of Haverhill for 11 years.

Class of 1943

William is one of 84 members of the Class of 1943 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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