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URQUHART , W. J. (1915-1985 )
Walter Jackson Urquhart and his wife , Margaret Ohara Urquhart ( maiden surname Brodie ) retired to Suffolk ......
The couple had married at Sunderland , during the Second World War.....
Walter had been a Constable with the Leicester City Police until he was called up to serve in the British Army.....
As a Territorial soldier Walter had , pre-War , been in the Scots Guards.....
At the time of his marriage he was a Lance Corporal in the Military Police.....( Scots Guardsman W.J..Urquhart had transferred to the Corps of Military Police on 3rd January 1940 ).....His service included 'Operation Dynamo' ie the Retreat from Dunkirk, in 1940....By 1944 , W.J.Urquhart was a Sergeant with The Green Howards ( Alexandra , Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment ) .....
He was discharged from the British Army in 1946 , but did not resume his career with the Leicester City Police ( He resigned in August 1946 ).....
Post-War , farming in Leicestershire was followed by farming in Lincolnshire , before his retiremnent to Suffolk.....Walter Jackson Urquhart died at his home , 'Honeywood' , Hawstead , Suffolk , England.....He was cremated at Cambridge City Crematorium , on the 8th March 1985 , and his ashes were scattered within the grounds of the Crematorium....His wife , Margaret Ohara Urquhart , died 3rd June 2007.



Posted: 2009, Member logged in: 2021
Hawstead, Suffolk

 



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