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Fredrick Edward Upham

Portrait of Private Fredrick Edward Upham 1/132 (of Wellington). Died of sickness. Free Lance 3 April 1919. Papers Past. Image has no known copyright restrictions

Portrait of Private Fredrick Edward Upham 1/132 (of Wellington). Died of sickness. Free Lance 3 Apri …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Fredrick Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Upham AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Frederick Edward Upham AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 1/132 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 July 1890 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra BrisbaneQueensland Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    17 Webb Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs E. Upham, 17 Webb Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs E. Upham (mother), 17 Webb Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Samoa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 1/132 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 7" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      130 lb AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Frederick Upham was the son of Mr Frederick Edwin Upham and Mrs. E. Upham (now Mrs. Gore), of 162 Tasman St., Wellington, New Zealand. Served in Samoa in 1914.

    Embarked Wellington for the purpose of medical examination; found unfit and discharged, 16 September 1914.
    Re-attested Trentham, 12 October 1915; found unfit and discharged, 16 February 1916.
    Re-attested Featherston Camp, 27 June 1916; found unfit and discharged, 2 August 1916.
    Enlisted 13 March 1917; posted to 30th Reinforcement with the rank of Corporal.
    Reverted to the ranks at his own request, 14 April 1917, and posted to B Company, 27th Reinforcement; posted to J Company, 27th Reinforcements, 29 June 1917.
    Embarked Wellington, 16 July 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 16 September 1917, and marched in toTidworth and posted to D Company, 5th Reserve Bn, New Zealand Rifle Brigade.
    Posted as a deserter after being absent for a period exceeding 21 days, Brocton, 12 January 1918; marched in under guard, Brocton, 20 February 1918.
    Admitted to Military Hospital, Cannock Chase, 23 February 1918 (appendicitis); admitted to Nasbury Military Hospital, St Albans, 20 April 1918.
    Found unfit for duty and placed on the NZ Roll, 3 May 1918 (mental deficiency).
    Found guilty, 9 August 1918, of being absent without leave from 19 December 1917, until 20 February 1918; forfeits 44 days' pay by Royal Warrant.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Southampton, England, 31 July 1918; transferred to 'Mamara' at Marseilles, France, date unknown.
    Died before discharge, Wellington, 2 March 1919. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    2 March 1919 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM 746. C. of E. No. 479. AWMM
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  • Frederick Upam was the brother of my maternal Grandfather .
    I have a family photo of my maternal Grandfather's family showing him, his siblings and his mother , Edith Upham. This photo includes the picture you have of Frederick as an insert so the photo must have been taken after 1919 ,after his death. Frederick was born in Brisbane and lived in Wellington like my maternal Grandfather.
    Our family understands we are not relations of Charles Upham , VC .
    Public - Trevor Wayne - Other relative - 8 November 2018



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08 November 2018Trevor WayneWhangamata, NZOther relative

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