1. Memorial:Wandsworth (Streatham) CemeteryG. 227.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.137
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour26A GQS

Awards & Titles:


A Master Mariner.

Family :

Son of Capt. Richard Upton (Derbyshire Regt.) and Mrs. H. F. Upton. A Master Mariner.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 10th Squadron 

Action : Natural Causes 

Natural causes is attributed those deaths due to causes that were not directly associated with the war. Included in this are wartime deaths resulting from, for example, theSpanish Influenza pandemic and its associated pneumonia problems and other attributions such as age and exhaustion. It also groups those who through Post Traumatic Stress committed suicide as a result of their experiences.

Detail :

RICHARD UPTON SERGEANT, NO 10 SQUADRON, ROYAL FLYING CORPS Richard Upton was the third surviving son of the late Capt. Richard Upton, 4th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regt.) and of the Political and Secret Department of H.M.India Office. He was born 11 Sept. 1881 and educated privately before embarking on a sea career and became a captain and master mariner in the Straits Steam Ship Service (Singapore). While home on leave he obtained his flying ticket in the Graham-White School of Flying and on the outbreak of war joined the Legion of Frontiersmen, went to France, where he did good work as a free lance with the Red Cross Society. He then joined the RFC, was promoted to Sergeant and died in Tidworth Military Hospital, 3 May 1915, of pneumonia, contracted while on active service. The Masonic Roll 1921 lists him as a Lieutenant.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Royal Prince of Wales No. 1555 E.C.Eastern Archipelago

2nd September 1908
9th October 1908
20th November 1908

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