UNGLESS, Henry James

recorded as UNGLASS only on memorial

No.17760, Private, Henry James UNGLESS
Aged 31

1st Battalion, Essex Regiment
Killed in Action on Friday, 6th August 1915

Henry James Ungless was born in Mildenhall in 1884 (Mildenhall Q1-1884 4A:679), son of Henry and Miriam UNGLESS (née CLARK).

1891 census...Aged 7, he was at Castle Street, Thetford with his father Henry James [46] house painter/plumber, born Mildenhall; his mother Miriam [42] born London; sisters Miriam [14] and Elizabeth Mary [10] and brother Sidney Henry [12]. All the children were born in Mildenhall.

1901 census...Aged 18, a house decorator, he was visiting James H LANGSLAND at 2 St James' Villa, St Leonards, Essex.

In 1908 he married Eliza Jane LEATHERS [12-7-1878] in Tendring, Essex.

1911 census...Aged 27, house decorator, he was at 9 Dudley Road, Clacton on Sea with his parents and his wife Eliza Jane [31] born Bury St Edmunds and their sons Henry James Frederick [20-11-1908] and Sydney Noel [25-12-1909] both born in Clacton on Sea.

Henry and Eliza had three more children, John Clarence [11-2-1912], Maurice William [7-8-1913] and Henrietta Elizabeth [4-2-1916]

His nephew Harry Claybyn UNGLESS (the son of his half brother by his father's first marriage) was killed in 1917 in France. see here

Enlisted in Colchester, when resident in Clacton on Sea.
Krithia Vineyard. This was an effort by the 88th Brigade, 29th Division (including the 1st Essex) and the 127th Brigade, 42nd Division to take the tip of a salient based on the hamlet of Krithia between Krithia Nullah and the Gully Ravine. The importance of the attack was to divert Turkish attention from the new landing site of Sulva bay to the northwest of the Gallipoli peninsula. The 700 men of the battalion were reduced by over 400 casualties, which included 241 dead.

Henry Ungless is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233

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