Uriah Mottershead, Private 202511, “A” Coy. 1st/4th Bn, South Lancashire Regt
Died 10th June 1917 in Belgium, aged 28
Son of James and Martha Mottershead; husband of Bertha Hammond Mottershead, of 8 Charles St., Macclesfield, Cheshire. Native of Macclesfield.
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Private Uriah Mottershead is buried in Grave Ref. I. A. 14. in the Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, near Ypres, Belgium. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Uriah Mottershead, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.
Locally, Private Uriah Mottershead is commemorated on the Macclesfield Park Green, Town Hall, St Michael’s Church, Trinity Wesleyan Methodist Church and Christ Church School war memorials, and on the Ancient Order of Foresters roll of honour.