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7753: Remembering Lieutenant William Alan Ure

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posted on 2024-01-18, 14:21 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Lieutenant William Alan Ure, grandson of Lord Provost of Glasgow and nephew of Lord Strathclyde, died as the results of wounds received in action at the age of 23.

His brother, Colin McGregor Ure, was then a Prisoner of War in Germany, and had been for two years.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Stuart Jack

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

William Alan Ure

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

04/11/1917

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Gaza and Palestine.

Object(s)

A mourning card from the Ure family thanking people for their sympathy following the death of their son. The card was bought at a sale by a collector of wartime memorabilia. Two newspaper cuttings, one from the Evening Times, confirming details of Lieutenant Ure's death were subsequently discovered.

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Glasgow City Archives, Glasgow (10/04/19)

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