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Casualties of World War 1 (surnames T-Z)

A S Tucker

Remembered by Highfield Church and parish, his contribution is currently unknown but not unrecognised

Edward James Underwood
died 8th June 1917, age 34
2nd Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery 
Edward lived at ‘Staplegrove’, Blenheim Avenue, with his wife and son, Irene and James. He served as a Gunner in the Royal Horse Artillery in France from January 1917.
Edward died of wounds and is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

Albert Arthur Unwin
died 12th September 1918, aged 23
Assistant Steward, Mercantile Marine, HMS Sarnia
Albert was born in Balham, London, to Harry and Mary. His family later moved to 53 Westridge Road. In 1911 he was already working as a ships steward, as was his father who is also remembered here. His ship sank when it was torpedoed by U-boat (U65) off Alexandria. He died at sea and is remembered at Plymouth Naval Memorial.

Harry Unwin
died 1918, aged 59
Steward, Mercantile Marine
Harry was born in Itchen, Southampton to Henry and Amelia. His father was a fisherman. He married Mary Ann in 1881 and they had 5 children. They lived at 53 Westridge Road. In 1911, his son Albert was also working as a ships steward. Albert died in 1916 and is also remembered here. Harry’s death was registered in Southampton.

Walter Henry Vincent
died 27th June 1918, aged 18
Officers Steward 1st Class, Mercantile Marine
see page Walter Vincent

Lancelot Rodney Warn
died 4th February 1919, aged 38
Captain, 16th Canadian Infantry, Manitoba Regiment
Lancelot was the 6th of at least 10 children born to David and Annie of Sussex Place, Southampton. His father was a mariner. When he enlisted, in November 1914, he was working as a broker in Vancouver, Canada.
He is buried in a family plot at Southampton Old Cemetery.

Sidney Howard James Webb
died 15th July 1916, aged 25
Stoker, Royal Navy
see page Webb

Walter Thomas Webb
died 29th March 1918, aged 20
Private, 11th Hampshire
see page Webb

Cameron Webber
died 10th August 1917, aged 31
Private, 2nd Hampshire 
Cameron was the son of Walter and Elizabeth who lived at 106 Priory Road. Before the war he had been a general labourer. He was killed in action during the Battle of Pilckem Ridge, at the 3rd Battle of Ypres and is remembered at Artillery Wood in Belgium.

Guy Fitzgerald Wharton
died 9th May 1915, aged 20
Lieutenant, Durham Light Infantry & Yorkshire Light Infantry
see page Wharton

Francis Edgar Wilde
died 27th March 1918, aged 38
Lance Sergeant, 1/5th Durham Light Infantry
Francis was born in Sheffield and before the war he was an Assistant Master in a secondary school in Southampton. He lived at ‘Rosyth’, Welbeck Avenue. He died during the German Spring Offensive and is remembered at the Pozieres Memorial in France.

Christopher Young
died 20th July 1918, aged 27
Lieutenant, 55th Squadron, Royal Air Force
2 months after Christopher was killed so was his younger brother. The family had lived in Richmond Gardens and his father had been a professor of music. He married Phyllis in 1916.
His squadron was one of the first bomber squadron performing daytime raids. He is buried at Niederzwehren Cemetery in Germany.

Leslie Young
died 4th October 1918, aged 19
Lieutenant, 25th Squadron, Royal Air Force
Leslie died just 2 months after his older brother, Christopher. The family lived in Richmond Gardens, their father Ernest had been a professor of music.
25th squadron was involved in long range photo reconnaissance at the time of Leslie’s death.
Leslie died of his wounds and is buried at Cambrai, France.