George Stephen UPTON


UPTON, George Stephen

Service Number: 2670
Enlisted: 26 April 1916, Enlisted at West Maitland, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Born: Anna Bay, New South Wales, Australia, November 1895
Home Town: Anna Bay, Port Stephens Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Anna Bay Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Pneumonia, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 13 November 1918
Cemetery: Glasgow Western Necropolis
Row N, Grave 10 Headstone inscription reads: Greater love hath no man he lay down his life for his friends Rev. Polhill officiated and the undertaker was Mr. Henderson of Glasgow. Lady Primrose, Staff and Patients of Ward 38A sent wreaths. Mrs Jarvis of the Red Cross was in attendance at the funeral
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

26 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2670, 34th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at West Maitland, NSW
17 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2670, 34th Infantry Battalion
17 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2670, 34th Infantry Battalion, SS Napier, Sydney
13 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, SN 2670, 9th Light Trench Mortar Battery

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Phillip and Jemima Upton of Anna Bay; brother on Morris Thomas Upton of Wangawhare, Northern Wairoa, NZ and Henry Upton of 'Glencoe' Anna Bay, NSW

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK (Cathy Sedgwick).

Died on this date - 13th November......Private George Stephen Upton was born at Anna Bay, near Newcastle, New South Wales, in 1896. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 26th April, 1916 as a 20 year old Farmer.

Private Upton left Sydney on 17th November, 1916 & was hospitalised in Ship's Hospital with mumps from 22nd November to 7th December, 1916. He was re-admitted to Ship's Hospital from 13th to 28th December, 1916 after having contact with Cerebro Spinal Meningitis. Private Upton disembarked at Devonport, England on 29th January, 1917.

Private Upton was sent to 9th Training Battalion at Durrington, WIltshire for further training but was admitted to Hospital with Influenza (Bronchitis) from 13th February, 1917 to 7th March, 1917. He joined 34th Battalion in France on 19th June, 1917.

Private Upton was transferred to 9th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery & sent to Hospital on 25th March, 1918. He rejoined his Unit on 30th April, 1918.

Private Upton was sent to Hospital on 16th May, 1918 with Scabies & rejoined his Unit on 20th May, 1918.

Private George Stephen Upton was on leave to England from 21st October, 1918. He was admitted to 4th Scottish General Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland on 5th November, 1918 – cause N.Y.D. (not yet determined), whilst on leave. He died at 13.00 hrs on 13th November, 1918 from Pneumonia & was buried in Western Necropolis Cemetery, Glasgow, Scotland where 10 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are buried.