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Francis Clive Ramsden Upton

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis Clive Ramsden AWMM
  • Surname
    Upton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/854 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 January 1891 Military Personnel File
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Rangiora, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Thomas Everard Upton,Moreton Saye, Alford Forest Road, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 T.E. Upton, Mortensaye, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/854 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    London Gazette, 25 November 1916, p11551: "For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his platoon with great courage and initiative, and organised a bombing party to repel an enemy attack. Later, he carrie out most valuable reconnaissance." AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded at Gallipoli AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Everton Upton of Ashburton, Canterbury.

    "Lieut. F.C.R. Upton, killed in action, was the son of Mr. T.E. Upton, of Ashburton, N.Z. He was well known as an amateur boxer, and played football with the Christchurch 1st fifteen." Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F., December 27 1916, p.209. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 742 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      21: 23 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM

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