JAMES ROBERT NEWMAN URCH

 

 

Born: 1866, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

Died: 8th May 1901; age: 34 years & 3 months; of Enteric Fever, at Kroonstad, South Africa. Served 15 years & 30 days.

Occupation: Warehouse man.

Enlistment Location: London; Date: 9th April 1886; Age: 19 years & 2 months; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 3 3/4ins, fresh complexion, dark blue eyes & sandy hair. Scar across right eyebrow.

Joined at Woolwich – 13th April 1886 – Commissariat & Transport Corps.

 

Served 10 years & 275 days – re-enlisted – 8th January 1897 – 12 years. Next-of-kin: wife – Mrs. M. Urch, of 7, Martineau Road, Drayton Park, London.

 

Rank: Company Quartermaster Sergeant; Service Number: 6831.

Regiment: Army Service Corps, 15R Company.

 

CENSUS

 

1871   15, Withipol Street, Ipswich.

 

James was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Newman Urch, 30, a Bookseller & Stationer, born St. Cuthbert’s, Wells, Somerset.

Emma Urch (nee Bailey), born Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Alfred Lucas Urch, 3, born Ipswich.

George Edgar Urch, 1, born Ipswich.

Emma Kathleen Urch, 1 month, born Ipswich.

1 general domestic servant.

 

1881   31, Hamilton Road, Islington, London.

 

James was 15 years old, a Collector & Bookseller. He was living with his parents & siblings.

James, 40, a Warehouseman – Farrier.

Emma, 33.

Alfred, 13.

George, 11.

Emma, 10.

Emily Holloway Urch, 7, born Ipswich.

 

1891   South Camp, Aldershot, Hampshire.

 

James was 24 years old, a Soldier – Army Service Corps.

 

James’s mother, Emma Urch died 1889, Bromley, Kent.

 

On the 24th June 1895, at Farnham Register Office, Surrey, James married Mary Coade.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Mary Urch – widow.

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