Selwyn Arthur UPTON

UPTON, Selwyn Arthur

Service Numbers: 173, 1005
Enlisted: 11 August 1914, Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mittagong, New South Wales, Australia , 1 January 1895
Home Town: Auburn, Auburn, New South Wales
Schooling: Fort Street School, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Analytical Chemist
Died: Killed In Action, France, 3 May 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein
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Memorials: Petersham Fort Street High School Great War Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

11 Aug 1914: Enlisted Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Forces (New Guinea 1914), Private, 173, Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, Sydney, NSW
19 Aug 1914: Embarked Private, 173, 1st Infantry Battalion, Naval and Military Forces - Special Tropical Corps, HMAT Berrima, Sydney
19 Aug 1914: Involvement Private, 173, 1st Infantry Battalion, Naval and Military Forces - Special Tropical Corps
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Sergeant, 1005, 20th Infantry Battalion
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Sergeant, 1005, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Sydney
3 May 1917: Involvement Lieutenant, 20th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of George and Louisa UPTON

Lieutenant SELAVYN ARTHUR UPTON, who was killed in action on May 3 last was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. George Upton, of Montague Road, Cromorne, formerly of Auburn, he was 21 years of age, and enlisted as n private at the outbreak of the war. He went to Rabaul, and afterwards to Galllpoli, where he received his commission, he was invalided home from the peninsula through enteric. He left for France last October, in charge of reinforcements. Before his enlistment Lieutenant Upton was being trained in the laboratory of the Colonial Sugar Refining Company as an analytical chemist. He was a promising young officer, and one of the Fort Street boys.

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