Hubert was born in Williamstown in 1898, fourth in the Glynn family.|
He trained as a wireless operator and served in the British Merchant
Navy on ships crossing the Atlantic during the First World War before he
decided to join the Irish police
the Garda Siochana
in August 1922. He remained with the
Gardai until his retirement in
Hubert was always very dapper - walking stick, straw hat and so on. He applied for a position as bodyguard
to the President of the Republic of Ireland an extension of his job as a Garda. At
the interview he was asked how many suits he owned, as the position was a plain clothes one. His
response was "sixteen" and he got the job!
was transferred to Castlebar and promoted to sergeant of weights and
measures, in charge of ensuring that shopkeepers were using the correct
weights on their weighing scales.
Hubert married Mary McMahon circa 1928 and they had a family of five
sons. Mary died in 1969 in Castlebar where she and Hubert had lived for
In the days before telephones were common, Hubert and the members of the
family kept in touch by letter. These, accompanied by a fresh letter
from the recipient, were posted onwards to another family member so that
sometimes as many as five letters in one envelope arrived in the post.
Hubert later moved to Dublin and lived with his older brother, Joe, in Howth for a time. It was there that he died in