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2nd Lt. W.T.B. Urquhart


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Hello I am writing to ask if anyone can assist me in further information on this officer who served in the 1st Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment,

I think he was killed in action in 1917 any assistance for further information is much appriciated

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William Thomson Bruce Urquhart was gazetted 2nd Lt. on the General List 5.8.1915

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29337/supplement/10483

Some other gazette notifications relating to him including that of his attachment to the Notts and Derby Regt.

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29537/supplement/3680

Transferred to the Training Reserve

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29776/supplement/9724 heading on page 9723

Attached to Notts and Derby Regt. from the Training Reserve

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30017/page/3501

Edit to add his C.W.G.C. details

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/143404/URQUHART,%20WILLIAM%20THOMSON%20BRUCE

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I have removed images that were posted in breach of Forum rules. Sorry, but we must respect copyright.

Keith Roberts

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I would like to ask does anyone have or can point me in the direction where this officers battalion was on the 7th July 1917 when he was killed

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Recently bought his medal ?

www.london-medals.co.uk/a-victory-medal-awarded-to-2nd-lieutenant-w-t-b-urquhar.

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Victory Medal; (2.LIEUT. W.T.B. URQUHART). Condition: slightly polished, hence Very Fine. William Thomson Bruce Urquhart was the son of Andrew Urquhart,

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As an Australian you may be able to access

his previous service records from the

National archives of Australia

Regards Ray

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I have been further researching this officer and found out his father was Lt. Col Andrew Urquhart, I was wondering if anyone has any idea what regiment or Corps he would have been in. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Steven.

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A Roll of Honour notice in the Newcastle Journal of Monday 16 July 1917 p.4

"Killed in action on July 6th. William Thomas Bruce Urquhart, beloved husband of Nancie Urquhart (nee Emmerson) Water Villa, Newbiggin-by-Sea, son of Andrew Urquhart Esq. Baku, Russia and Mrs. Urquhart, Edinburgh, nephew of the late Sir Thomas Urquhart."

Ken

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The AIF Project gives the father's details as Major Andrew Urquhart, 11 John Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland.

and a "Google" search suggests that Andrew "a Scottish gentleman" was operating a factory and hydraulic presses for the liquorice root industry at Oujari 160 miles from Baku in 1895.

Ken

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The family grave in Portobello is on the Scottish War Graves Project (page 5 of Portobello Cemetery, Edinburgh)

[sorry I can't get the link to copy]

Interestingly it has him as Lt. William Thomas Urquhart DCM 1st Bn Sherwood Foresters KIA 6/7/17.

Ken

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Steven - I'm really not sure that he was!

I can't find anything in the L/Gaz and his Australian service file doesn't mention it but does have what looks to be a Mention in Despatches???

for actions at Gallipoli.

Ken

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