Bert Carldon UPTON

UPTON, Bert Carldon

Service Number: 9941
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 1st Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Windsor, New South Wales, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Bulli, Wollongong, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia, 24 January 1964, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Rookwood General Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia
Anglican area, Row 19, Grave 4284
Memorials: Bulli Great War Memorial, Bulli-Woonona War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

17 Dec 1915: Involvement Gunner, 9941, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '3' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Berrima embarkation_ship_number: A35 public_note: ''
17 Dec 1915: Embarked Gunner, 9941, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, HMAT Berrima, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Henry Upton and Ada Jane Upton nee Clarke of Bulli, NSW

9 November 1915 - enlisted at Sydney, NSW, with the 1st Field Artillery Brigade and with the rank of Gunner.

19 March 1916 - promoted to Driver

22 July 1917 - transferred to the 5th Field Artillery Brigade in France.

12 October 1918 - tranferred to the 2ns Divisional Ammunition Column

Commenced return to Australia on 15 May 1919 aboard HT Ypringa disembarking on 6 July 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

29 August 1919 - discharged at the 2nd Military District