Errol Pheneas Congrove UPTON

UPTON, Errol Pheneas Congrove

Service Numbers: 1234, N102551
Enlisted: 30 October 1914, Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia, 11 September 1891
Home Town: Lithgow, Lithgow, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia, 15 April 1974, aged 82 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Lithgow General Cemetery, Bowenfels, New South Wales
Ang2, 6A
Memorials: Newcastle Surf Club Life Saving Brigade Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

30 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1234, 13th Infantry Battalion, Liverpool, NSW
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, 1234, 13th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '11' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Berrima embarkation_ship_number: A35 public_note: ''
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, 1234, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Melbourne

World War 2 Service

Date unknown: Involvement N102551

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of Thomas Nepean UPTON and Anne Eliza nee BEATUS
Of Rye Street, Lithgow, NSW

Enlisted in WW2 N102551 at Paddington, NSW

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

11 June 1915 - wounded in action returned to duty the same day.

2 March 1916 - transferred to the 45th Battalion

4 March 1916 - promoted to Corporal

21 March 1916 - promoted to Sergeant then promoted to Company Quarter Master Sergeant the same day

18 August 1916 - transferred to the 12th Machine Gun Company

29 January 1917 - promoted to 2nd Lieutenant

9 May 1917 - promoted to Lieutenant

12 October 1917 - wounded in action for the second time. Wound to the back. 

7 April 1918 - Mentioned in Despatches for good work between the 22 September 1917 and 24 February 1918. London Gazette on 28 May 1918,page 6203, position 29. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 
24 October 1918, page 2056, position 293

Commenced return to Australia aboard HT Kashmir on 9 March 1919 disembarking on 23 April 1919 in Melbourne for onward travel to Sydney

Medals: 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Mentioned in Despatches. 

1 July 1919 - discharged at the 2nd Military District

During 1930c Errol married Theresa M.J. Fitzgerald in Waverley, NSW.