Arthur Stanley UPWARD


UPWARD, Arthur Stanley

Service Number: 6849
Enlisted: 22 February 1915, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 1st Australian Reserve Park
Born: Malvern, Melbourne Victoria, 28 October 1885
Home Town: St Kilda East, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne C of E Grammar School
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, France, 2 May 1918, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Camon Communal Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour Book, MCC Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918 - Melbourne Cricket Club, Melbourne Grammar School WW1 Fallen Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

22 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 6849, 1st Australian Reserve Park, Melbourne, Vic.
28 Jun 1915: Involvement Driver, SN 6849, 1st Australian Reserve Park
28 Jun 1915: Embarked Driver, SN 6849, 1st Australian Reserve Park, HMAT Berrima, Melbourne
2 May 1918: Involvement Sergeant, SN 6849

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

ARTHUR STANLEY UPWARD was born on 28th October, 1885, at Malvern, Victoria, the son of Mr. Frederick and Mrs. Rebecca Upward. He was educated at the Church of England Grammar School, Melbourne, and became a member of the Bank’s staff at Melbourne on 1st March, 1902. While there he was promoted to ledger-keeper on 1st January, 1907, and in 1913 transferred to Orders and Bs/C.

Arthur Stanley Upward enlisted as a private in the A.I.F. on 17th February, 1915. He served in Egypt and France as a member of the Army Service Corps, 4th Divisional Train, and won promotion to sergeant. On 1st May, 1918, he was killed by the bursting of a shell some distance behind the lines in France.

Source - Bank of NSW Roll of Honour


Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of Frederic and Rebecca UPWARD

ARTHUR STANLEY UPWARD who was killed in action in France on 2nd May 1918 was the son of Mr. F. Upward of St. Kilda. He was born in 1886 and entered the School in 1900.

He left at the end of 1901 and entered the service of the Bank of New South Wales. He was a good cricketer, frequently representing Victoria in the Inter-State Banks Cricket Matches.

He left for the front on 28th June 1915 and after spending several months in Egypt went to France. At the time of his death he was a Driver with the 27th Army Service Corps, A.I.F.

He and five others of the staff were sleeping in a schoolroom six miles behind the lines; when a long distance enemy shell penetrated their billet and killed them all. They were buried in a beautiful old French cemetery which is, and always will be, a recognised
French civilian cemetery, at Camon, in the Somme Valley, about three miles east of the Amiens Cathedral.