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VC616   James Upton

BORN   3 May 1888

DIED   10 August 1949   AGE   61

VC Won    9 May 1915   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Rouges Banc, Aubers Ridge, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   James Upton   No.   10082   

VC Issue No.   616   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Sherwood Foresters, 1st Battalion

Later   Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment

Now   2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   The Meadows, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Place Of Death   Redhill Hospital, Edgware, Middlesex, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Golders Green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, London, England

Cremated   Golders Green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, London, England

Date Buried/Cremated   15 August 1949

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   Listed only as dispersed

Gazetted   29 June 1915

VC Presented   24 July 1915 by King George V at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London

P  22 Berberis Bush's Planted In Honour Of The 22 WW1 Victoria Cross Winners Of The Church Lads Brigade, The Church Lads & Church Girls Brigade, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

By The Way…

James Upton was a regular soldier who had joined up in 1906

VC Held By

Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) Museum, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England



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Thank You To The Late Kenneth Grey And The Church Lads & Church Girls Brigade For Information On Their National Memorial Arboretum Garden