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John Revell Upton

Portrait, Weekly News 17 December 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News 17 December 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Revell AWMM
  • Surname
    Upton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7562 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
    Unknown AWMM Racecourse Road, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Phyllis Miriam Upton (wife), Racecourse Road, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    7562 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Upton was the son of Thomas Everard Upton and of Kathleen Moana Upton (nee Revell), of Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand; husband of Phyllis Miriam Upton, of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.

    Remembered on the Ashburton War Memorial. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 November 1941 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM 16. A. 7. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Ashburton War Memorial, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Pleased to see they are remembered
    Public - April Upton - Other relative - 28 March 2016
    Report 
  • Never forgotten by your family and your country.
    Public - Alison - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2058267
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 186 AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
28 March 2016April UptonAuckland, NZOther relative
25 April 2015AlisonAuckland New ZealandOther Relative

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