Engine Room Artificer 4th Class Henry Ure

Biography of Engine Room Artificer 4th Class Henry Ure

Henry Ure was born in Ayr on the 29th September 1893. He was the third son of the six children of James Dawson Ure and Janet Noltie. Two of his brothers were killed during the First World War. 2nd Lieutenant James Mitchell Ure, born 29th January 1891, was killed in action on the 16th August 1916. He was 25 years old and with the 7th/8th Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers regiment. Sergeant Thomas Ure, born on the 22nd April 1897, was killed in action on the 27th May 1918. He was 21 years old and with the 2nd Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers regiment.

Henry studied Naval Architecture at Glasgow but only studied for one academic year in 1914/15. During this time he took classes in Mathematics and Physics. He joined the Royal Navy as an Artificer, and saw action in the Gallipoli campaign. His ship, HMS Earl of Peterborough, was involved in the naval bombardment of the Dardenelles. He died on the 15th May 1916 while his ship was navigating the narrow entrance to the harbour at Port Iero, Mitylene, on Lesbos. His body was never recovered and so he is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.


Engine Room Artificer 4th Class Henry Ure
Rank: Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
Regiment: Royal Navy - HMS Earl of Peterborough
Degree: Student
Awards: N/A
Comments: Drowned at sea, 15th May 1916
Note/Press Clipping: Ch 4/4/2/3/906
Photo ID: Ch 4/4/2/2/294


Biographical information: Submitted via email by Janet Howell and Kirstine Holmes on the 4th March 2010.

University of Glasgow Registry, Faculty and General Council Records.

Memorial Place: Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register

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