Information about birth

Date of birth:
Place of birth:
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

General information


Army information

England, United Kingdom
British Expeditionary Force
Service number:
Enlistment place:
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
 —  Royal Field Artillery, "B" Bty. 315th Bde.  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
Place of death:
Verbrandenmolen, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


The Huts Cemetery
Plot: V
Row: C
Grave: 14

Distinctions and medals 3

1914-15 Star
Medal — 12/03/1918
British War Medal
Medal — 07/03/1920
Victory Medal
Medal — 07/03/1920

Points of interest 2

#1 Place of birth
#2 Enlistment place

My story

Serjeant George Uren served in “B” Battery, of the Royal Field Artillery 315th Army Brigade, which participated in the Third Battle of Ypres.

At the start of the offensive the Batteries of the Brigade were stationed near Kemmel Hill, opposite the Messines Ridge. This was now a fairly quiet part of the front, as the offensive raged on further to the north. However on the 13th of August 1917 the Army Brigade moved towards the fighting. Its Batteries came under orders of the 242nd Artillery Brigade, of the 14th Divisional Artillery near Fosse Wood. On the next day all guns started targeting German Batteries, positions and supply lines. But the German artillery was equally on its toes and the Batteries and supply lines of the RFA 315th Army Brigade were shelled on a daily bases. Notwithstanding the persistent German counter shelling the Brigade remained active in the Fosse Wood area throughout August and September 1917.

On the 13th of September 1917 “B” Battery came under orders of the 39th Divisional Artillery and moved from Fosse Wood towards the hamlet of Verbrandenmolen.

Serjeant George Uren was mortally wounded, while organizing the relocation of “B” Battery. His remains were taken to the hinterland and buried on the nearby The Huts Cemetery. Named after a line of huts strung along the road from Dikkebus to Brandhoek, which were used by field ambulances during the offensive.

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Sources 4

Further reference
Sources used
The Long, Long Trail
Sources used
War Diary 315th Army Brigade RFA
Further reference