Herbert Upton

Private 10410, 1st Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

Enlisted Tonbridge, Kent. Killed in Action 18th April 1915 aged about 20. During a German attack on Hill 60. Remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres , Belgium .

The Second Battle of Ypres began in April 1915 when the Germans released poison gas into the Allied lines north of Ypres. This was the first time gas had been used by either side and the violence of the attack forced an Allied withdrawal and a shortening of the line of defence.

Born at Leigh, Kent. Baptised at St Mary’s Leigh on 3rd February 1895. Son of Stephen and Anna Upton of Garden Cottages Leigh.

Remembered on the Leigh War Memorial.

Last Updated 12 October 2007