Samuel George Upshall

Surname: Upshall
Other names: Samuel George
Other people in this story:
Walter John Upshall
Emma Sophia Upshall (nee Douch)
Mabel Embleton Pitcher
Locations in this story:
Blandfrod St. Mary, Dorset
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Oborne, Sherborne, Dorset
Sherborne, Dorset

Samuel George Upshall was born in Blandford St. Mary, Dorset, during 1897 the son of Walter John Upshall and Emma Sophia Upshall (nee Douch).  He lived some of his early life in Fernhill, East Knoyle, Wiltshire, until by 1911 the family had moved to Oborne, Sherborne, Dorset.  Samuel had enlisted in the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 27421).  At some time he was transferred to the 44th Company of the 8th Reserve Battalion of the Machine Gun Corps (Service No. 156701).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on 21 Feb 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   His marriage to Mabel Embleton Pitcher was recorded in Sherborne, Dorset, during 1922.  He died in Sherborne on 22 May 1935.


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