Uglow Family HistoryRoll of Honour
First World War 1914-1918
The National Archives list a medal card for 39 Uglows. My data base lists 65 male Uglows in the UK, between 15 and 35, alive in 1914. This is a 'single name' study and so I have only included Uglows but we should also remember James Henry Finn VC 1893-1917, son of Mary Baxter Uglow.
Abel - private - Devonshire Regiment - probably Abel 1892-1920, from a family of North Petherwin brothers who all went to war and survived
Alfred - private - Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and Gloucestershire Regiment - probably Alfred 1895-1945, from a family of North Petherwin brothers who all went to war and survived
Alfred George - gunner - Royal Garrison Artillery, Devon - Alfred George 1891-1969. [The RGA was part of the Royal Artillery Regiment which had three sections - Horse Artillery, Field Artillery and Garrison Artillery. The latter were the heavy guns stationed well behind the lines. My research suggests that the Devon RGA was engaged on coastal defence (obviously the dockyards) and that it did not go overseas during the war]
Alvah Henry 1891-1918 - son of Amos 1842 born in Australia. His grave is to be found in the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery in the Somme region and service record may be by searching on his name here.
Amos - private - Manchester Regiment and Royal Defence Corps - Amos 1883-1958
Donald - gunner - Royal Field Artillery - Donald Arthur 1894-1955 - shell-shocked and never recovered to live a normal life
Edward D - acting corporal - Somerset Light Infantry - probably Edward Date 1892-1970
Edwin T - corporal - Lancers - probably Edwin Thomas 1897-1973, from a family of North Petherwin brothers who all went to war and survived
Ernest James 1880 - territorials - Ernest 1880
Frank Ernest - private - Honourable Artillery Company - probably Frank Ernest 1884-1963
Frederick - private - Devonshire Regiment - possibly Frederick John 1884-1950
F. W - private - Lancashire Fusiliers - probably Frederick William 1876-1939 (although it might be his son, Frederick William1899). He enlists as a private in the Lancashire Volunteers, volunteering in May 1915. He went to France in January 1916 where he served at Richebourg-St Vaast, Neuve Chapelle, the Somme, Guillemont, Trones Wood and Arras - he was wounded at Arras, invalided home and discharged as medically unfit in 1918. He holds the General Service and Victory medals.
George Henry - private number 31432 of the 2nd battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. This is George Henry 1891-1916, enlisting in the same regiment as his older first cousin William Henry 1874. George was killed on the Somme on August 9th, 1916. He is buried at the Millencourt Communal Cemetery extension, Somme and his name is transcribed on WIndsor War Memorial
George - private - Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
George - private - Royal Defence Corps
George E. - private - Devonshire Regiment - probably George Ernest 1887-1960
H. G. S. - lance corporal - Military Foot Police - possibly Harold George 1885-1963
John - private - Royal Fusiliers
John - private - Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry; enlisted 14th April 1915 and discharged (sickness) 25th April 1917 - possibly John 1887
John - sergeant - Army Ordnance Corps and in the Gold Coast Regiment - probably John 1885
John H. - lance corporal - Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry - possibly John Henry 1889-1958
John J. - sergeant - Worcestershire Regiment - commissioned 16th Oct 1917 as 2nd lieutenant - joins Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry - London Gazette: Temp. 2nd Lt. J. J. Uglow relinquishes his commission on completion of service, 15 Dec. 1920, and retains the rank of 2nd Lt.- John Jolliffe 1888-1975
John R. - private - Royal Warwickshire Regiment - probably John Richard 1897-1979 and brother to George Henry, above
Leslie A. - private - Leicestershire Regiment - probably Leslie Abel 1897-1964 and first cousin to the North Petherwin brothers, Abel, Alfred, Edwin etc
Leslie E. - gunner - Royal Garrison Artillery - this must be Edmund Leslie 1880
Lionel P. - acting corporal - Army Service Corps - probably Lionel Percy 1875-1947
Neptune - private - Royal Fusiliers, Machine Gun Corps - probably Neptune 1877 born in Worcester
Nicholas Thomas T.1885 - private - Royal Army Medical Corps - an ambulance driver, he was killed on May 2nd 1915 and is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. He was the son of William 1851 and Ellen Terry
Norman C. - private - Devonshire Regiment - probably Norman Charles 1893-1976, brother of Alfred George above
Samuel - gunner - Royal Field Artillery -probably Samuel 1888-1965, from a family of North Petherwin brothers who all went to war and survived
Stafford - private - King's Royal Rifle Corps - probably Stafford J 1884
Stanley Thomas - Stanley 1889 was a driver in the Royal Engineers Field Company in World War I. He was mobilised in August 1914, and went to Western Front where he was involved in retreat from Mons, the battles of the Marne, Aisne and Armentieres. In 1915 he went to the Dardanelles and was present at the landing at Suvla Bay. After the Gallipoli evacuation, he went to Egypt for some time. In 1917, he was sent to Palestrine and was involved in the advance with Allenby. Demobilised in June 19191, he holds the Mons Star, the General Service and Victory medals.
Willard A. - private - London Regiment - Willard Alec 1891-1915 born in Bow. He was a linguist as well as a metallurgical chemist in Duisberg, Germany. In 1914 he enlisted in the London Regiment and became a lance corporal. He was killed in 1915 on the 26th May - his name is inscribed on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais
William - private - Devonshire Regiment
William - corporal - Lancashire Fusiliers, 17th battalion, he was killed on the Somme on 21st August 1917. He is buried in Villers-Faucon, Somme. This is William Henry B 1878. From Scotland, his wife was Letitia Uglow, of "Coralbank," Wyndham Rd., Ardbee, Rothesay - she later emigrates to California.
William - private - Machine Gun Corps
William E. T. - William Ernest Taylor 1898-1915 He enlisted as a rifleman, in the London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles). He was killed at the First Battle of Ypres in 1914 aged just 17. This was near Wulverghem [The Times 1/1/1915]. His name is inscribed on the Menin Gate Memorial in Belgium. His time on the Western Front was short:
William John - this is William John 1882. He enlists in 1915 as a private , ending in the York and Lancaster Regiment
William T. - private - Royal Flying Corps - probably William Taylor 1879-1966
William 1889 - this is probably Walter 1890. born in Poplar, enlisted in London. He was a sergeant in the 3rd battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment, service number 008607. My research [@/www.1914-1918.net/glos.htm] suggests that this was a reserve battalion. In August 1914, they were in Bristol. A depot/training unit, it remained in UK throughout the war. They moved on mobilisation to Abbey Wood (Woolwich) and on to Gravesend in May 1915. Whether William went to the Western Front is unknown but he died on 30th October 1915 and there is a plaque in Gravesend Cemetery [Screen Wall 4972].Earlier in 1915, he married Edith P. Swaffield and they lived at 14, Palace Rd., Bowes Park, London. Edith did not remarry and dies in 1963 in Wood Green, London
Second World War 1939-1945
Alfred Matthew 1902 - seaman's medal
Harry 1906 - seaman's medal
James Alfred 1905 - seaman's medal
Les [Thomas Leslie] 1920 - Leslie joined the Welch Regiment in 1939, later being transferred to the Durham Light Infantry. He was posted overseas for most of the war, receiving the Africa Star, having spent time in the desert campaigns. He also received the Italy Star, having been on the Sicily landings, and the 1939-1945 Star and Medal.