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William James Udy
British Army Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
from:Conce Round, Lockingate, Bugle, St. Austell, Cornwall
William James kept a small diary of his service, now held at the DCLI museum, Bodmin, Cornwall. He served in Ypres.
Private George Harold Ulbrich
Australian Imperial Force 43rd Battery Australian Field Artillery
from:TasmaniaGeorge Harold Ulbrich was my grandfather on my mother's side. He returned from the World War 1 but suffered terribly physically and psychologically for the rest of his life. He died in 1969, when I was only 4 years of age. He lost a lot of his hair, suffered from excemza and lung problems from the mustard gas. I have one military photo of him but would love to turn up more and to know more about what and where he served in France. I have his record from the AWM and archives but cannot read most of it.
Pte. Joseph Edward Ullock
British Army 8th Btn. Y Coy. Northumberland Fusiliers
(d.19th Aug 1915)
My Great uncle Joseph Edward Ullock served with Y Company 8th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers and died in the Turkish campaign in 1915. His name is commemorated on the Helles Memorial in Turkey, his body was never found.
British Army 9th Btn. Sherwood Foresters
George Ulyatt was my great aun'ts first husband. He died in 1921 and was never well after being gassed in the War according to his obituary
Pte. David Underwood
Grenadier Guards 4th Btn.
from:Stoke on Trent
(d.29th Sep 1916)
My Granddad, David Underwood was killed at the Somme, remembered with honour at Thiepval Memorial. He has no known grave.
Pte. Walter Underwood
British Army 4th Btn Hampshire Regiment
from:137 Leesland Road, Gosport, Hampshire
Before the war Walter worked as a Carter for the Urban Borough Council. He was married to Violet and had 9 children. He joined the army on 14/7/1916, joining the Hampshire Regiment before being transferred to the Labour Corps. He served in France from 14/8/1917 until 12/3/1919
Pte. Walter Underwood
British Army 12th Btn. Manchester Regiment
(d.5th Nov 1918)
My Grandfather, Walter Underwood, served with the 12th Manchester Regiment. He died just 6 days before the end of the war. He left behind a wife and 7 children, my father being the eldest at just 10 years of age. At this time they lived in the village of Welford, Northamptonshire.
Pte Walter Oliver Underwood
British Army 4th Btn Kings Royal Rifle Corps
(d.24th Apr 1915)
Walter Underwood is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) memorial.
Pte. Walter Roland Underwood
British Army 23rd (2nd Football) Btn. Middlesex Regiment
My Grandfather Walter Roland Underwood was born on 29th October 1890 in Berry Green Yard Finedon and was married to my Grandmother, Ethel Violet Felce on 5th August 1911. He was a shoe hand as was his father before him and he enlisted in Finedon on 4th December 1915. His Army number was admission number was given as T29067 band and his service number was 204527. He received a gunshot wound to the shoulder and was transferred to a sick convoy on 31st July 1917 being later transferred to 139th Field Ambulance in the No12 Ambulance Train thereafter. He was taken prisioner on the 21st February 1918 and was taken to Germany and worked in a coalmine in the Essen area.
He was dishcharged honourably from the Army on the 7th May 1919, and thereafter worked in the shoe factory he left on enlistment for the rest of his working life.
He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal but never wore them. In never talked about his army service although he did have a breakdowm towards the end of the second world war which was said to have been caused by his experiences during the first world war. He died on the 1st January 1969 in the yard where he was born having left 3 children and 10 granchildren of which I was the eldest.
Rfm William Underwood
British Army 10th Btn Kings Royal Rifles
(d.19th Feb 1916)
British Army 16th Btn. London Regiment
This picture was found behind a painting when taking it to be reframed. The badge looks like the queens westminsters and the painting is of a scene near conwy north wales. The home of the soldier may be similar but is unknown.
Royal Navy HMT Lobelia II
We found this photo in old family photos box from loft a picture of nine uniformed sailors on deck of what appears to be HMT Lobelia II. We know of no family connection but we live near the old fishing town of Milford Haven and since this craft was a requisitioned trawler, it could well be connected to the port. The family have fishing connections going back many years.
British Army Royal Field Artillery
I have no information on this fellow. I found the picture in an old cigar box of family pictures. The picture seems to have been taken in Bangalore, India. The RFA were in action in Bangalore during The Great War. The only possible connection is my Grandfather, Adam Stephens, Sgt. in the Welch Regiment, owned the cigar box. But the picture has no notes on the reverse.
Pte. John William Unsworth
British Army Machine Gun Corps
from:216 West Ferry Rd, Milwall
I know very little about my grandfather, John Unsworth. As far as I know he died from gas poisoning. He died after the war age 26 on the 29th April 1920. He is buried in Plumpstead Cemeter. I now live in Australia and have only discovered these details since my mother died and information from CWGC I have been back to the UK many times but have never visited the grave as I was unaware of its location. Now I know I hope to visit the grave this year 2015.
If anyone has any more information I can be contacted by below.
Pte. James William Unwin
Royal Navy HMS Alacantra Royal Marine Light Infantry
(d.29th Feb 1916)
James Unwin died on 29th February 1916 whilst serving aboard. HMS Alacantra. He was aged just 18 when the ship sank. He is remembered with honour at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom.He was my great great uncle and I still have a copy of the certificate showing all the details and where his name is remembered.
L/Cpl. William Unwin
Australian Army AIF 48th Btn. Australian Infantry
from:Wallaroo, South Australia
(d.29th March 1918)Wiliam Unwin died on the 29th of March aged 27 and is buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery in France. he was the son of William and Katherine Unwin. Native of Wallaroo, South Australia.
Cpl. Dick Upex
British Army 17th (Footballers) Battalion Middlesex Regiment
from:Croydon, SurreyDick Upex joined the footballers battalion on the day it was formed in December 1914 at Fulham Town Hall. He was playing for Croydon Common FC at the time. He subsequently played for Clapton Orient, Tottenham Hotspur, Southend and Charlton. He survived the war and died aged 88 in 1979.
L/Cpl. Stephen Upshall
British Army 1st Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment
from:Compton Valence, Dorset
(d.10th July 1916)
Pte. Theophilus Upshall
British Army 6th Btn. Somerset Light Infantry
(d.16th September 1916)
Pte. Alfred James Upton
British Army 1/7th Battalion West Yorkshire (Prince of Wales's Own)
from:Radcliffe on Trentham, Nottingham
(d.13 October 1918)
Pte. Charles Thomas Upton
British Army 8th Btn. Royal Fusiliers City of London Regt.
(d.8th Jul 1916)
Enest William "John" Upton
British Army Army Service Corps
from:Brightfield Ave, Lee Green, SE12
Rfmn. John William Upton
British Army 16th (Service) Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps
(d.23rd Apr 1917)John William Upton enlisted at South Shields and served in the 16th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. He is remembered at St. Paul's Church and on the Arras Memorial. His medal card shows the award of the 1915 Star, War and Victory Medals also that he was killed in action age 30 on the 23rd April 1917.
John was born in Jarrow 1886, son of Robert and Mary A Upton. He was married to Mary Upton nee McGowan. in the 1901 census the Family was living at 38 Pearson Place, Jarrow with his Father Robert(37) a shipyard labourer and his mother Mary A(38). There were 5 children at this address, John W(14), a ships rivetter heater, Mary J(16) a spinner in the ropeworks, Emma (12) at school, Stephen(3) and Joseph who was 1 year old.
Cpl. Lockhart "Lockie" Urquhart MM
British Army 8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
from:4 Jamaica Street, Edinburgh
(d.27 August 1917)
Lt.(E) William James Urquhart
Royal Navy HMS Avenger
from:Dunedin, New Zealand
My father was aboard the Avenger when it was sunk in 1917. He said all he got out with was his camera and I have the photos he took of the ship going down and of the men aboard the life boat.
Pte. Thomas Usher
British Army 15th Btn. Durham Light Infantry
(d.10th Sep 1918)Thomas Usher enlisted at Newcastle and served in the 15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. He died age 31 on the 10th September 1918 and is buried at Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery.
Thomas was born in Jarrow 1887, son of William Usher and Mary Usher nee Chapple. In the 1911 census, the family was living at 24 Wright Street, Blyth, his widowed father William(45)is a Tailor maker in a Stores, Thomas(23) single, is a self employed Coal Hawker, Isaac Chapple Usher(21) is a Putter and Hewer in Crofton Pit, William Stobbs Usher(13) is a Trapper in Crofton Pit and Robert Chapple Usher is 11 years old.
L/Cpl Frederick Usherwood
British Army 3rd Dragoon Guards(Prince of Wales Own)
(d.31st May 1915)
Pte. Christopher E Utting
British Army 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment
(d.28th Feb 1917)
Christopher Utting is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. He was a family man of 34.
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