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Clement was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Joyce Urry (nee Faircloth). Thomas was born in Stow Park, Lincolnshire. Elizabeth was the daughter of Edward Fairdcloth and his wife Elizabeth (nee Ovenden) and born at 11 Bath Road, Margate, Kent on 12 June 1852. Thomas and Elizabeth were married in 1872, marriage registered J/A/S Westminster, and were to have eight children of whom six were still living in 1911. Six children were named on the census between 1881 and 1911: Blanche Lilian b. 1873 (J/A/S St Pancras) and baptised on 25 February 1874 at Christ Church, Albany Street, Camden, Rose Elizabeth birth registered 1875 J/F/M Marylebone, Herbert Allen b. 1877 (J/A/S Nottingham), Ernest George b. 1881 (O/N/D Nottingham), Clement birth registered 1890 J/F/M Nottingham, and Tom Williamson b. 1896 (J/A/S Nottingham). In 1881 Thomas (33), a tailor, and his wife were living at 11 Trinity Square, Nottingham, with their three children, Blanche (7), Rose (6) and Herbert (4). Also in the household was a lodger, Maria Jordan (21) who was a lace dresser. By 1891 Thomas and Elizabeth had moved to 21 Cooper Street, Nottingham. Four of their five children were at home on the night of the census: Rose (16) who was a cigar maker, Herbert (13) an apprentice, Ernest (9) and Clement (1). The eldest daughter, Blanche, married Arthur Armstrong, a musician, in 1898 (marriage registered J/F/M Nottingham) and in 1901 they were living at 52 Dane Street, Nottingham, with their three-month old daughter, Ada. On the night of the 1901 Census Rose was a visitor in the home of Herbert Sansom and his wife; he was the licensee of the Rifleman Inn, Meadows, Nottingham. Rose was listed as of no occupation. Clement's parents were still living on Cooper Street in 1901 although by now only Clement (11) and his younger brother Tom (4) were still living at home. The brothers were still living with their parents in 1911 although by then the family home was at 12 Brighton Street, Nottingham. Also in the household on the night of the 1911 census was a lodger, William Henry Walker (22), a waiter in a public house. Clement's mother was still living at Brighton Street when he was killed in 1916. Ernest, who had joined the Royal Navy in 1899, married Lydia Ann Dickenson in 1909 (J/F/M Nottingham) and in 1911 was a Stoker 1st Class serving in the Medway. Clement's married sister, Blanche Armstrong, had been widowed and left with two young daughters, Ada (10) and Rose (7). In 1911 she and her children were living at 82 Abbotsford Street, Nottingham. Blanche was working as a cigar maker. Thomas Urry died on 21 March 1913. His widow Elizabeth survived him by nearly 25 years, dying at the age of 85 in 1937 (buried 14 December). Of Clement's siblings: Rose Elizabeth died in 1924 (buried 20 February) aged 49. Blanche may have married George Mason in 1924 (A/M/J Nottingham). Ernest George died on 12 January 1928 aged 47; his wife Lydia survived him. Tom Williamson died on 18 March 1968 aged 71. There is a record of an Ernest George Urry joining the Notts & Derbyshire Regiment (5986) in 1898 (age given as 18, b. abt 1880, Trinity parish Nottingham) but subsequently there is a record of an Ernest George Urry joining the Royal Navy on 17 July 1899 as a stoker on a 12 year engagement. His date of birth was given on his RN service record as 17 October 1880, a year earlier than the registration of his birth in 1881 (O/N/D); Ernest may have lied about his age to enable him to enter as an 18 year-old and thus join immediately on a 12 year engagement. He transferred to the Royal Fleet Reserve (Chatham B7861) on 22 July 1912 but was mobilized on 2 August 1914. He served in the Dardanelles where on 13 May 1915 he was wounded in action. Ernest was discharged from the Royal Navy on 30 August 1919. A notice appeared in the local paper to the memory of Herbert Urry who was lost when HMS Hawke was sunk in the North Sea in October 1914: Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 15 October 1915: ‘Urry. In loving memory of Herbert (-) Urry, who went down with HMS Hawke, October 15th, 1914. Gone but not forgotten. Mother and family.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk). However, no Naval record or CWGC record has been found for Herbert Urry but the notice may refer to Clement's brother.
In 1911 he was a letterpress printer.
18 Sep 1916
817756 - CWGC Website
He enlisted in Nottingham
10th Bn The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
Thiepval Memorial.
Registers of Soldiers' Effects: His mother and brother Ernest were his legatees. Clement also made provision for an Alice Urry. Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 9 October 1916: ‘Urry. Killed in action, September 18th, Rifleman Clement Urry, Rifle Brigade, of 12, Brighton-street. Nobly he did his duty. Sorrowing mother, family, and Flo’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 18 September 1917: ‘Urry. In remembrance of Rifleman Clem Urry, killed in action September 18th, 1916. Sadly missed. Flo.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Probate: Urry Thomas of 12 Brighton-street Nottingham tailor died 21 March 1913 Administration Nottingham 27 April to Elizabeth Urry widow. Effects £90. Probate: Urry Ernest George of 6 Denstone-road Nottingham died 12 January 1928 Administration Nottingham 10 February to Lydia Ann Urry widow. Effects £176 18s. 7d.
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