Edgar John Gibbins Uridge (Ch. 1911-14)


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Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery
Born: July 21st 1896
Died: June 26th 1917

Age at Death: 20

Killed in action, France, June 26th 1917
Son of J.J. Uridge of Lewes.

A donation to the memorial statue has been made in honour of this soldier by the Parry Family.

2nd Lieutenant Edgar John Gibbons Uridge

Edgar Uridge was born on 21 July 1896 in Lewes, Sussex. He was the younger son of James Uridge, a retired farmer, and his wife Mary (née Martin). After leaving the College in 1914 it appears that Uridge may have been aiming at a legal career because he became a private in the Inns of Court OTC.

However, the following year he began officer training at the temporary RFA cadet school at Exeter. He received a commission in the RFA on 10 September 1916 and was then attached to 147th brigade RFA, which was then a unit at the disposal of GHQ BEF 1st Army, in February 1917. In March 1917 he was seconded for staff work at the brigade headquarters, rather than being attached to one of the field batteries, and in May 1917 he spent two weeks on a training course at the 1st Army Artillery School, one of a number of field training units set up by the BEF. On 26 June 1917, shortly after he returned to his unit, he was killed in action by enemy shellfire.

His grave is in the Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, France.

Source: LEST WE FORGET PROJECT, Brighton College 2014/15

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