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Edward Upham

'First Buller representative team which beat Nelson at Westport on 30 July, 1895, by six to nil.'

Buller Rugby team, 30 July 1895. Private Edward Upham is standing, fourth from the left.

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Upham AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    788 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion
    • Church of England, Christian AWMM
    • South African War 1899-1902 Next of kin. Mrs Louisa Peterkin nee Upham. Sister. Address Westport NZL Public - kevin - Other relative - 8 February 2019 -

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1870 AWMM RossWest Coast AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
    South African Westport AWMM
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    South Africa Carpenter/Civilian SA Nom Roll
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  • Embarked with the Third (Rough Riders) Contingent, No.5 Company. Source: Nominal Roll.

    Edward Upham was a member of the Buller rugby team in 1895.

    Edward Upham. Coal Merchant and Carrier, loading yard at the coal Staiths Westport stables, Adderley street. This business was established in 1902, by Mr. Upham, who was born in Ross, Westland, in the year 1870. He was educated at Kumara, and found employment at the bridge work, for three years. Mr Upham went to Africa as a a member of the Third New Zealand Contingent, and returned to New Zealand in 1901. He afterwards worked at the coal staiths for some time, before establishing his present business. Mr upham is agent for the Coalbrooledale coal, and is a member of the Star Football Club. Public source.

    His father was named Edward Johnston Upham. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1941 AWMM
    Age 42 AWMM
  • Date of death
    Died June 5 1941 Public - Kevin - Other relative - 4 November 2019 - Family History Site
  • Age at death
    72 Public - Kevin - Other relative - 31 October 2019 -
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  • Cemetery
    Orowaiti Cemetery AWMM
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