war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

World War I



Surnames U

Bell Inn at night, Shepherdswell, by Simon Chambers*Upton, H.
Henry Upton, 910576, was a Lance Bombardier in the 1st Brigade, Ammunition Col, of the Royal Field/Horse Artillery (Territorial). He died on 11th November 1918 in Salonika, and is buried at Mikra British cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.

He enlisted and lived in Dover, and his brother was S Upton, of the Bell Inn, Shepherdswell, nr Dover (right)


The Inn suffered a catastrophic fire in 2007; the picture is after rebuilding

Louis Upton, courtesy Bernice BartlettUpton, L. H.
Louis Hazel Upton, 10732. He enlisted at Shorncliffe, and lived at Cheriton, Folkestone. He was a Serjeant in the 13th battalion of the King's (Liverpool Regiment), and was mentioned in dispatches. He was killed in action at Annezin on 21st April 1918, when he was 27. He is buried at Chocques Military Cemetery, France.

He was born in Kentish Town in London, and was the son of Mrs Cooper and stepson of Mr Cooper, who lived at 133 Buckland Avenue, Dover, and also at 89 Balfour Road. He was the husband of May Upton, Vivian House, Plasmarl, Swansea. May would later marry James, Louis' brother.

William and daughter, 1939, courtesy Bernice BartlettWilliam, like Louis, was a regular soldier. He was discharged in 1924 on the grounds of ill health, while serving in Egypt. He received call-up papers at the beginning of the Second World War, and was very upset as he was too ill  to join up. He died on 31st July 1940. Between the wars William was landlord at the Plough Inn, Langley, Kent. The picture shows him with his daughter at the inn door, in 1939

Illustration above right: Louis Upton, standing, with his brother William
with thanks to Bernice Bartlett

Usherwood, H. C. 
HC Usherwood, by Michelle and Andy CooperHorace Charles Usherwood, G/9118. He was a Private in the 1st battalion of The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). He was 22 when he was killed in action on 15th September 1916.  He is buried at Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, France.Guillemont cemetery entrance, by Michelle and Andy Cooper








Horace's grave lies to the extreme right of the entrance to Guillemont road cemetery

He was born in Deal, the youngest son of Mr and Mrs Usherwood (possibly Albert, a baker, and Alice), of 6 Limekiln Street, The Pier, Dover, formerly of 2 Limekiln Lane, Dover. He enlisted and lived in Dover.

death annoucement, courtesy Dover Express A light is from our household gone,
The form we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home
which never can be filled.

He did not wait till he was fetched,
Although it's hard we know,
But while his country called him
He answered, "Yes, I'll go!"

From his broken-hearted Mother, Father, Sisters, and Brother

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