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Hi there I am researching, Private George Underwood, s/n s 2461, 1st Gordon Highlanders, I beleave his date of death is the 2/6/1915. I am trying to trace where he was born , and enlisted, and where he was killed. Thanking you, all the very best yours Inniskilling :o

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Name: UNDERWOOD, GEORGE

Initials: G

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders

Unit Text: 1st Bn

Date of Death: 02/06/1915

Service No: S/2641

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 38.

Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Mic

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Atnomis

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Hi there Atnomis, thanks a lot for that, all the very best, yours Inniskilling

Hi there Gary, thanks a lot for that, all the very best, yours Inniskilling

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Hi there Gary, thanks a lot for that, all the very best, yours Inniskilling ;)

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Inniskilling

I don,t have access to the war diary so I can,t give you exact dates or locations but as you probably know

the 1/Gordons and 2/Royal Scots(8th Brigade) attacked the Wytschaete Ridge on the 14th December 1914.

In Wytschaete Military Cemetery there are a number of 1st and 4th Gordon Highlander graves from early to

mid 1915 so they must have still been in the Kemmel area when Pte Underwood was killed.

Mick

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Inniskilling

Update

In Military Op,s 1915 it states that the 8th brigade was moved from La Clytte to new trenches running

from Menin Road to Zouave Wood on the night of the 26/27th May 1915.

So in fact he was most likely killed near Hooge.

(If the forum demands my head for this error I request the firing squad)

Mick

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Inniskilling.

S/2641 Pte George Underwood 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders. George was killed in action 2nd June 1915 whilst in the trenches running from Hooge to the north west corner of Zouve Wood, in the Ypres Salient. He was 24 years of age, and part of the76th Brigade 3rd Division. He was as one of the other forum members mentioned he was born in Dawley, Shropshire, England, enlisted at Motherwell. And resided with his parents Mr and Mrs William Underwood at 5 Bridge Street Motherwell

Pte Underwood has no known grave and is remembered on the Loos memorial on panel 38 Ypres (Menin Gate) Ieper Belgium.

Hope this is of some help.

Aye Rob.

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Hi there Mick, thanks a lot for that, all the very best, yours Inniskilling ;)

Hi there Rob, thanks a lot for that, just great, all the very best, yours Inniskilling ;)

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