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John George Urwin

In memory of:

Private John George Urwin

August 18, 1916

Military Service

Service Number:







Gordon Highlanders


1st Bn.

Additional Information

Son of William George and M. Urwin, of 980, Ingersoll St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 574 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Somme, France

Grave Reference:

XI. F. 4.


Guillemont is a village in the Department of the Somme, 12 kilometres east of Albert. From the D929 direction Bapaume-Albert take the 2nd turning for Martinpuich, continuing along the D6 for 5 kilometres until the crossroads in the village of Longueval. Follow route D20 direction Guillemont until you leave Guillemont on the D64 direction Montauban. The GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY is 500 metres on the right as you leave Guillemont.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Other– A WW1 Photo postcard, showing Hindu Cooks on the front. On the reverse it has been written to 'Jack' Urwin - Army Service Corps, who later transferred to the Gordon Highlanders. It has been written by Maggy (unsure if this was his mother)|, who states that a couple of parcels have been sent to him and Harry (possibly a brother).
  • Other– The front of the Postcard which was sent to S/31989 - Private J G Urwin - Army Service Corps, who later transferred to the gordon Highlanders and was killed in action.

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