was born in Tunbridge Wells and was a resident of the town but enlisted
at Oxford. He was a Corporal (#1973) with the Oxford and Bucks Light
Infantry, 2nd/4th Battalion, who died of wounds in France July 14,
1916. He is recorded at the Merville Communal Cemetery (V. B. 15).
He was the son of Mr J. W. Upfold of 20 Grove Hill Rd., Tunbridge
Wells. He is also sometimes given as Frank Hedley Lawrence Upfold.
name is given variously in military, birth, census records etc as
Oscar Arthur or just Arthur Urban. He was a 2nd Lieut. with the
11th Battalion, attached to the 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment
who according to military records died in France September 3, 1916
and is recorded at the Thiepval Memorial (pier and face 6B and 6C).
He is recorded in memorial records as dying age 31 and the son of
Mrs Anna Urban of "sunnybank" Farncombe, Surrey. Probate
records for him confirm his place and date of death and his military
unit and give his former address as 2 Calverley Mount, Tunbridge
Wells. The executor of his will was his spinster sister Rosa Martha
Urban. Oscar was born in the 1st quarter of 1885 at Godalming, Surrey.
In 1891 he was living with his parents Rudolf and Annis Urban at
Godalming, Surrey. In 1901 he was living in Fulham. London with
his brother Richard (engineerís clerk) and Oscar was working as
a solicitorís clerk. In 1911 Oscar was living on his own in Dorchester,
Dorset and working as a solicitorís articled clerk. Since Oscar
never married his connection to Tunbridge Wells seems to be his
sister who was likely a resident there at the time of his death
and his residency in the town before the war