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Ian Edward Upchurch

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ian Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Upchurch AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Uppy AWMM
  • Service number
    Jayforce 649181 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Jayforce Pre 1946-1948 AWMM Central Fire Station, Wellington AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Jayforce Mrs. J. Upchurch, Central Fire Station, Wellington (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1946-1948 AWMM Single/Jayforce AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Jayforce 649181 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Jayforce 1946-1948 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.136 Panel beater/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.136
    2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.136
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    9 February 2009 AWMM
    Age 83 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Upchurch, Ian Edward (Uppy), Reg No 649181 Sgt 2nd NZEF
    Passed away peacefully on 9 February 2009 at Mary Potter Hospice, aged 83 years.

    Dearly loved husband of the late Elizabeth Rose. Wonderful father and father-in-law of Lynne & David Freeman, and Jane Gill. Cherished Grandad of Kiwa and Kimberley.

    Special thanks to the staff at Mary Potter Hospice, and to Ted Nicholls, for their companionship and care. AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Elder brother of Allan Edward Upchurch RNZAF
    B 28 July 1909 D 23 December 1996 Public - Colin - Other relative - 23 March 2021 - Oral history and death cert
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.136 AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM

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23 March 2021ColinAucklandOther relative

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