Frank Richard UPHILL


UPHILL, Frank Richard

Service Number: 3672
Enlisted: 14 July 1917, Enlisted at Mt Gambier, SA
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Allandale East, South Australia, Australia, 21 January 1869
Home Town: Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Schooling: Allandale Public School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Illness (Malaria), Beirut Hospital, 21 October 1918, aged 49 years
Cemetery: Beirut War Cemetery
Grave 68 Headstone inscription reads: The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away in memory of my husband Commemorated in the Port Mac Donnell, South australia, Beirut War Cemetery, Beirut, Lebanon
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Allendale East WW2 Memorial Park Gates, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kongorong Oval Memorial Gates, Mount Gambier War Memorial, Port MacDonnell War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

14 Jul 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3672, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Mt Gambier, SA
30 Apr 1918: Involvement Private, SN 3672, 9th Light Horse Regiment
30 Apr 1918: Embarked Private, SN 3672, 9th Light Horse Regiment, SS Port Darwin, Sydney
21 Oct 1918: Involvement Trooper, SN 3672, 9th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George Uphill and Sarah Emma (nee Harmer) Uphill; brother of William George Uphill, Robert George Uphill, William Walter Uphill, Elizabeth Uphill, William James Barritt Uphill and Emily Mary Uphill

Husband of Ellen Lydia (nee Embury) Uphill. Frank and Ellen were married on 17 June 1891 in the Manse, Mt Gambier, SA. Children were Elizabeth Myrtle Uphill, Ivy constance Uphill, Frank Uphill, Emily Agnes Uphill, Emma Lucy Uphill, Allan Colin Frank Uphill  and Annie Ellen Embury Uphill

Frank was descibed by his family as being a first class horseman and a bushman of the highest order

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served for 5 years with the Defence Rifle Club