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The Underhill Brothers and The Warwickshire Yeomanry

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:51 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

My mother's three brothers all served in the Warwickshire Yeomanry in the War. Robert Douglas Underhill was the youngest, then William Henry Underhill, and Walter James, known as Jim.

When William was going to be christened because it was 1914, the family wanted him to be called "Louvain Mons", but the Vicar wouldn't allow it, so he was named William Henry (but called Harry) instead. Details of the brothers are attached, in newspaper cuttings.

All three brothers survived the war and lived to old age. However, when Robert Douglas came back, his girlfriend had married someone else and although he married eventually, he never got over it.


Item list and details

Newspaper Cuttings and photographs relating to the brothers and the Warwickshire Yeomanry: 1. Newspaper cutting (undated) and photograph of local (Coventry) men who were part of the Warwickshire Yeomanry during WW2. 2. Coventry Evening Telegraph cutting headed "The Warwickshire Yeomanry Came Home", with photograph of the Coventry Squadron's Annual Camp at Shipston on Stour, 1937. 3. Memorial Celebration card for Harry Underhill, d 9 Nov 2006, aged 92. 4. as above, showing photographs of Harry, Jim and Robert Underhill in uniform.

Person the story/items relate to

Robert, Harry and Jim Underhill

Person who shared the story/items

Jacqueline Nash

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

She is their niece

Type of submission

Shared at Ahmadiyyah Mosque Hall, Warwickshire on 7 October 2023. The event was organised by Leamington History Group.

Record ID

94631 | LEA058-1