Eric Clifford UPTON

UPTON, Eric Clifford

Service Number: 29169
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: Australian Field Artillery - 116th to 120th Howitzer Batteries: AIF
Born: Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia, 12 February 1891
Home Town: Lewisham, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Station Manager
Died: Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, 2 May 1966, aged 75 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Maryborough Lawn Cemetery, Queensland
Garden of Rest V11, Plot 801. Interred on 4 May 1966
Memorials: Colinton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

30 Sep 1916: Involvement Driver, 29169, Australian Field Artillery - 116th to 120th Howitzer Batteries: AIF, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '4' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
30 Sep 1916: Embarked Driver, 29169, Australian Field Artillery - 116th to 120th Howitzer Batteries: AIF, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of enlistment was given as C/- Mrs Hilliard of Dennison Road, Lewisham, NSW.

Son of Charles Upton and Lilias Maude Upton nee Kerr of Harlin, QLD

3 May 1916 - enlisted at Marrickville, NSW with the 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column with ther rank of Gunner.

1 September 1916 - transferred to the 116 Howitzer Brigade with the rank of Driver.

24 March 1917 - transferred to the 5th Divisional Ammunition Column.

1 August 1917 - transferred to the 14th Field Artillery Brigade.

24 January 1918 - transferred to the 4th Australian Army Sub Park.

12 March1918 - transferred to the 2nd Motor Transport Company

Commenced return to Australia on 13 July 1919 aboard HT Persic disembarking on 2 September 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

17 October 1919 - discharged at 2nd Military District

On 30 March 1940 Eric married Marjorie Pearl Wade in QLD.

At the time of his death he was residing in Alice Street, Maryborough, QLD