For King and Country

Person Details

UGLOW, George Henry (H)

Memorials

Name: Windsor High Street, Windsor
NIWM Ref: 7941
RBWM Ref: WM113
Name: Dedworth and Clewer Dedworth Road, Windsor
NIWM Ref: 7942
RBWM Ref: WM114
Name: St. Andrews Parishoners - WW1, Clewer Mill Lane, Clewer, Windsor
NIWM Ref: 9016

Person Details

Date of birth: 7/1891
Place of birth: Clewer, Windsor
Gender: Male
Date of death: 09/08/1916
Place of death: 3rd Corps Main Dressing Station, Millencourt, France
Manner of death: Died of wounds
Age at death: 25
CWGC Ref: 44063
TWGPP Ref: 3975377
Address: St. Agnes Cottages St Leonards Road Spital Windsor

Military details

Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment
Rank: Private
Service Number: 31342

Relatives

Father George Underhay UGLOW
Mother Emma Marie UGLOW (nee HILL)
Brother John Richard UGLOW

Additional information

George was a painter and decorator before the war but joined the Worcestershire Regiment serving in France. He died of his wounds and is buried at Millencourt Military Cemetery Expansion. The fighting in the area along the Albert Bapaume Road was relentless and there were many casualties. The wounded were taken by field ambulance to dressing stations near Millencourt which is where George died.
George was the son of George & Emma Uglow of Spital and is mentioned in Valerie Bonham's book 'In the Midst of the People' which is about Clewer and the local people attending church in Spital. It has chapters about the local war effort and those lost. George's father was the caretaker at St Agnes and George was an altar server, and member of the choir. He is picked out in a picture of the choir in 1911 in the back of the book. The book has some fascinating detail about the local reaction to the war on pages 81-92. It tells of the influx of Belgiums fleeing the war, of the Clewer Bandage Society, and the 349 shirts, 374 flannel day shirts, 501 pairs of socks, over 1000 bandages, 100 safety pins, and other items, including plum puddings, which were sent to the front in December 1914. Also about the eggs and money collected by children, and the arrangements for the Spital War Shrine. Valerie writes: 'There was something 'heroic' about fighting for one's country, and the 'media' such as it was in those days, was quick to seize the opportunity to men's sense of duty and conscience'. The book also mentions Edgar Gorer of Sutherland Grange, who was a great benefactor to Dedworth Church, even though he was Jewish. He paid the rents for those who had enlisted. He lost his life aboard the 'Lusitania', one of 1100 drowned, when the ocean liner was sunk by a German submarine in May 1917.

Resources

Summary: Long Long Trail
Battle of Pozieres 1916

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