Serjeant Glendyn Lionel Cloran


Serjeant Glendyn Lionel Cloran


Serjeant Glendyn Lionel Cloran, US Army Machine Gun School, died December 9, 1918

Glendyn Lionel Cloran was a Montrealer by birth and education. His father was the late Mr. Michael M. Cloran and his mother, formerly Miss Harriet Brady of New York. Loyola had Glen in residence from 1900 until 1904; and then Cornell University received him for a course in Engineering. After his studies he entered the employ of his uncles, Messrs. James and Daniel Brady of New York, in their steel and railway offices and later joined the Degnon Subway Building Company.
In November, 1917, the wedding bells rang out for him and Miss Mary Burns, of New York; yet with the advance of the flag of his adopted land into the line of battle, Glen enlisted in the army of millions as a simple private.
None of the Loyola Old Boys nor of his many friends throughout two countries will be surprised to read how strongly Captain the Rev. Hugh McNulty, S.J., testifies to this soldier boy’s many sterling qualities. (Loyola College Review 1919 42)

Serjeant Glendyn Lionel Cloran was the college’s only fatality serving with the U.S. Army. Cloran was an instructor at the Machine Gun School of Camp Hancock in Georgia where he contracted influenza and died on 9 December 1918. He was one of two fatalities to occur following hostilities. (Drolet 20)


Drolet, Dr. “Gil”. Loyola, The Wars: In Remembrance of “Men for Others”. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, Wilfred Laurier University, 1996.
Loyola College Review


1914 - 1918




“Serjeant Glendyn Lionel Cloran,” Loyola Archives, accessed July 18, 2018,

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