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William Charles UPSTON

Regimental number4811
Place of birthSt Kilda, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43.6
Height5' 6.75"
Weight118 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lucy Elizabeth Upston, 142 Nepean Road, Brighton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date16 November 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Note on File, Kitchener War Hospital, Brighton, England: 'Age 46, looks older'.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 24 August 1918; discharged (medically unfit: debility), Melbourne, 16 November 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 January 1935
SourcesNAA: B2455, UPSTON William Charles

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