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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.

Anne Jones

Private George Harold Ulbrich .     Australian Imperial Force 43rd Battery Australian Field Artillery   from Tasmania

George 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.

Bernadette Ulbrich-Hooper

Pte. Joseph Edward Ullock .     British Army 8th Btn. Y Coy. Northumberland Fusiliers   from Ashington, Northumberland

(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.

Paul Ullock

George Ulyatt .     British Army 9th Btn. Sherwood Foresters   from Chesterfield

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

Denise Dunstan

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

Stephen Underwood

Pte. Walter Underwood .     British Army 12th Btn. Manchester Regiment   from Welford, Northamptonshire

(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.


Unknown .     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.

Anthony Nixon

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.

John Everett

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.

Nick Beard

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.

Kim Stanney

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.

s flynn

Cpl. Dick Upex .     British Army 17th (Footballers) Battalion Middlesex Regiment   from Croydon, Surrey

Dick 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.

Alan Thomas

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)

Alison Bucklow

Pte. Charles Thomas Upton .     British Army 8th Btn. Royal Fusiliers City of London Regt.   from Maidstone

(d.8th Jul 1916)

Anthony Upton

Rfmn. John William Upton .     British Army 16th (Service) Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps   from Jarrow

(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.

Vin Mullen

Cpl. Lockhart "Lockie" Urquhart MM.     British Army 8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders   from 4 Jamaica Street, Edinburgh

(d.27 August 1917)

Andrew Merry

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.

Felicity Podger

Pte. Thomas Usher .     British Army 15th Btn. Durham Light Infantry   from Blyth

(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.

Vin Mullen

L/Cpl Frederick Usherwood .     British Army 3rd Dragoon Guards(Prince of Wales Own) (d.31st May 1915)

David Goodsell

Pte. Christopher E Utting .     British Army 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment   from Hammersmith

(d.28th Feb 1917)

Christopher Utting is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. He was a family man of 34.

John Elderkin

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