Victor George Uphill

September 6, 2015

UPHILL, Victor George- – – – SPC 1911-1912

DoB:- – 1899

Father:- – Thomas Uphill

Mother:- – Anne

Victor Uphill was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Pranjip Park, near Murchison East, a small place south of Shepparton, in Victoria. He attended the College with his brother, Colin (SPC 1911-1912).

Service No:- 3258

Rank:- – Private

Unit:- – 59th Infantry Battalion

Victor Uphill enlisted in the AIF on 11 November 1916 in Melbourne. He was 18 years of age, five feet ten and a half- inches tall with a fair complexion, grey eyes and light brown hair. He was a Confectioner by profession.

Victor embarked from Melbourne aboard the Medic on 16 December 1916, and arrived at Plymouth, England on 18 February 1917. After further training at Folkestone, he proceeded overseas to France on 14 May 1917. He was discovered to be underage by September of that year, although he remained on duty in France.

In August 1918 he was wounded in action, suffering a gunshot wound to his left leg. He was initially treated at the Colchester Military Hospital, and in December 1918 was returned to Australia on board the Leicestershire, invalided home.

In 1924, Victor married Jean McDonald in Melbourne and they lived initially in the inner-northern suburbs of Melbourne, Fitzroy, Preston and Thornbury, settling in the late 1960s in the Cranbourne area. Victor and Jean had two children, Margaret and Ronald Geoffrey.

Victor George Uphill died on 19 July 1982, aged 83 years, succumbing to injuries received when he was struck by a motor car. He was cremated at the Springvale Crematorium, Victoria.