UDALL, George Henry

Private 55881 1st. Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt)

Died Wednesday 21st. November 1917 (Age 31 approx.)

Commemorated at: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Ref.: Stone 102.A

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Tyne Cott Memorial

Tyne Cot Memorial

 

George Henry Udall was born 1886 in Mansfield, Notts. He is possibly the son of George and Lizzie Udall of Meadow Square, Mansfield. George was an employee of ‘The Jacksdale Co-Operative Baking Society Ltd’, situated in Dixie Street, Jacksdale (established in 1902), but now derelict. He is mentioned in a report on the Bakery written in August 1933 which states:-
“Mr G. Udall, our only employee who went to the war, was killed in action in 1917.”

In 1911 George married Sarah M. Dixon at Mansfield and they had a son George in 1912 and daughter Florence in 1915.
He enlisted at Eastwood, joining the 1st Battalion on 12th December 1916, serving with ‘D’ company. He was wounded on 8th June 1917, being in a casualty clearing station on the 10th June. He returned for duty on 20th August 1917. Only three months later, on Wednesday 21st November, he was killed in action by German shellfire when serving in the trenches near Bellevue, Belgium, age unknown. He has no known grave and is commemorated at The Tyne Cot Memorial, Passchendaele, Belgium. Memorial to those “whom the fortune of war denied the known and honoured burial”. There are 34,949 with no known grave who are commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial.
George was awarded the British War and Victory Medals. In March 1918 George’s personal effects of £7 3s 8d were sent to his widow Sarah, followed by a war gratuity of £5 10s in November 1920.

In early 2001 a coach party, arranged by a local touring company called “Henshaw’s” visited the Tyne Cot Memorial and expressly sought out where George is commemorated.

UDALL, George H