Andrew UPCHURCH

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UPCHURCH, Andrew

Service Number: 2923
Enlisted: 18 August 1915, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Somerset, Tasmania, Australia, 29 July 1893
Home Town: Somerset, Waratah/Wynyard, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Locomotive Engine Driver
Died: Killed in Action, France, 6 April 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2923, Claremont, Tasmania
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2923, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2923, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
6 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2923, 12th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was killed between 06/04/1917 and 10/04/1917

He was  22 and a son of Ernest and Emily Margaret Upchurch, of Somerset, Tasmania. 

His brother, Corporal Charles Ernest Upchurch, MM, aged 20 [52nd Bn.
Australian Infantry, A.I.F.] fell on 16/07/1917.