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Underwood, Charles Sidney
1891 – 4 December 1961

Charles Sidney Underwood was the son of Abraham Underwood. Abraham was born 1862 in Bradford. He married Ann Alice Hill 7 Jan 1890 at Bradford Cathedral.

Charles, the younger of two sons, was born 1891 in Bradford.  In 1891 the family were living at 4 Park Road Horton, with Abraham working as a chiropodist. By 1911 they were living at 6 Fountain Street Bradford, with Charles working as a bank clerk.

Charles served as a Sergeant with the 9th Battalion Scottish Rifles. In 1918 he married Dorothy Elstub; they lived with her parents who were drapers living at 9 Victoria Road in Saltaire. Charles died 4 December 1961 leaving his widow, Dorothy, living at 6 Fountain Street Bradford.

Urwin, Fred
26 April 1890 – 30 September 1917

Fred Urwin was the son of James Urwin. James was born c1861 in Baildon. He married Jane Murgatroyd 30 October 1886 at Bradford Cathedral.

Fred, the eldest of five children, was born 26 April 1890 in Shipley. He was baptised 1 July 1890 with the family living at 4 Cowling Street in Shipley; James was working as a weaver.
By 1901 the family had moved to 1 Mary Street in Saltaire with James working as a labourer in an iron foundry. In 1911 they were living at 35 Dove Street in Saltaire with Fred employed as a weaving overlooker.

Fred enlisted 1 November 1915; he was mobilised 26 April 1916 and joined the 2nd/7th Battalion Royal Scots. He went to France 2 June 1917 and transferred to the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots 16 June. Fred was wounded in action 26 September 1917 and transferred back to England, arriving at Dover Military Hospital 29 September. He died following day at 5.30 am. His grave can be found in Windhill Cemetery.

Fred is remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood, St. Pauls and St. Peters. He had a younger brother, George, who fought in and survived the war.

Urwin, George
1897 – ????

George Urwin was the son of James Urwin. James was born c1861 in Baildon. He married Jane Murgatroyd 30 October 1886 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1891 the family were living at 4 Cowling Street in Shipley with James working as a weaver.

George, the second youngest of five children, was born 1897 in Shipley. By 1901 the family had moved to 1 Mary Street in Saltaire with James working as a labourer in an iron foundry. In 1911 they were living at 35 Dove Street in Saltaire, where they remained throughout the war.

George served with the Royal Flying Corps and survived the war. Whilst home on leave he married Blanche Exley at the Primitive Methodist Chapel Saltaire Road Shipley. They lived with George’s parents until they moved to Bingley around 1922.

George had an older brother, Fred, who sadly lost his life in the war.

 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 
   

 
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