GEROGE WILLIAM UNDERWOOD
George William Underwood was born in 1896 in Loughborough. He fostered with Mr and Mrs Orton on Leicester Road Whitwick and he was a drummer in the battalion band. He died in WW1 in 1918 at the storming of the village in Pontruet in St Quentin Sector in France. He is remembered on the clock tower and Whitwick church. He was created by Holy Cross Primary School for the exhibition.
50 first heroes
The Coalville Heroes series celebrates the first fifty volunteers from the Coalville area to take part in the Great War of 1914-18. Most enrolled in August 1914 and left for training on October 30th1914. They trained at High Tor in Charnwood and Loughborough, then traveled to Southampton to take the steamer to France. Of the 50 volunteer soldiers, 22 returned. Each geocache commemorating a true volunteer soldier.
This cache was placed by Stuarthowe11 with assistance from Katy (7) and Adam (4) with the permission of the owner.
When placing the cache we imagined what he must have been doing, potentially before departing from the train station nearby - did he go for a walk down the tree lined avenue ? or sit near the canal and write a letter before he was sent off to France ?
The GAGB are coordinating this series.