Tristan Stamps Featuring William Glass


Born William Glasgow in Kelso on 11th May 1786, son to David Glasgow and Janet Hood, he changed his name to William Glass when he joined the army as a Royal Artillery gun driver.

Glass, before joining the Army, worked as servant to the Duke of Roxburghe and became a skilled horseman. In South Africa with the Army, he became an officer´s servant and earned the rank of Corporal of Artillery, the rank he held when he arrived on Tristan da Cunha as part of a British garrison.

Read more about how Glass formed the original civilian settlement on Tristan da Cunha.