Behind the scenes at Stoessi’s Heroes: Messages from the family of Lieutenant Joseph Winston “Pat” Glover

When I started Stoessi’s Heroes, I never expected all the connections & acquaintances I would make. And I don’t only mean all the tabletop & miniature painting fans that I have met. I am talking about something different here and you will see in a bit why this blog post is about Pat Glover.

I have made connections which would have never happened without Stoessi’s Heroes and which left an impression on me:

UK Army Veterans – #brushesvsdemons

The first time that happened was when Andy from Wales reached out to me and told me about a group of UK Army Veterans that he is organizing and where they use miniature painting in a therapeutic way for PTSD. Followers of my blog have probably already read about it, but if you have not, check it out here. And yes, you can help the cause by sponsoring miniatures for them.

Messages from Pat Glover’s family

Just in the past couple of weeks, I received a few different messages from Lieutenant Joseph Winston “Pat” Glover‘s family. At first, I was contacted by two great grandchildren of his who were very happy to see that their great grandad’s story is being preserved and told by me. At this point I already felt very happy and honoured.

But what happened next blew my mind.

This week, I received an order of three copies of the JW Pat Glover miniature and at first I wasn’t really paying much attention to it. I went through the usual drill, you know: Print the order invoice, go to the Deutsche Post website, copy and paste the shipping address for getting the printing label ready… and there I stopped and blinked. Because I couldn’t quite believe what I was reading.

The shipping address said “John Glover, Son of Lt JW “Pat” Glover”!

I immediately sent out an email that was provided with the order as I felt bad selling this gentleman miniatures that were inspired by his very own father. Instead, I wanted to send them to him as a gift. As it turned out, it was a friend of Mr. Glover, Craig, who had ordered the miniatures while visiting Mr. Glover and he was so kind to relay my messages to him.

Man, did I feel honoured when I prepared a package with my miniatures with a shipping label that said “Son of Lt JW “Pat” Glover”.

Then a day later or so, I receive another message from Craig and attached to the email are the following pictures from the private collection of Mr. John Glover that he allowed me to share on my blog (thank you!!):

I had no idea that he made a charity jump at 81!

Note that you can see Myrtle, the para-chicken, sticking out of a bag on his right shoulder. What a great picture!


A big thank you to Mr. John Glover and family for sharing these pictures and making this year’s end very special for me!


One Reply to “Behind the scenes at Stoessi’s Heroes: Messages from the family of Lieutenant Joseph Winston “Pat” Glover”

  1. Sir
    I have just by chance come across & read read your blog from Dec 2017 regarding pat Glover and Myrtle the parachick ,
    I am a committee member of a charity founded by the children of soldiers of the wartime Battalion that is building a memorial to the 10th Bn the parachute Regiment of which Pat was the quarter master. In fact the USP of our charity is pat Glover and myrtle the parachick and they both feature on all our merchandise T shirts , badges , car stickers and artwork posters that we have produced to raise funds for our appeal , we even have had a beer brewed in myrtles honour of which the proceeds of sales were donated to our appeal ,( the label which appears on your blog) we have also commissioned a painting by a well known war artist entitled “ the last stand of the fighting tenth” which could feature pat , that will be auctioned and plan some fine art prints signed by the artist which I’m sure the family would love, having are currently tracing the families of the wartime Battalion to invite them to join our appeal ( should they wish) but certainly invite them to the unveiling ceremony next September . We are thrilled that pat is remembered in miniature , as I’m sure so are the family by ordering them and would love to contact them .
    Your blog is the first link we have found to the family and would be very grateful should you be able to assist ?
    I have attached my email below and would be happy to send you our digital brochure and latest newsletters which explain our objectives .
    I look forward to hearing from you

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