Tag: charles Upham


TASK DESCRIPTION:Today I have finished my biography and I have chosen to do my research about Charles Upham and did you know that he was a Newzealand solier and sadly died in 22nd of November 1994.

Biography of a Famous New Zealander


At this point you will have researched different famous New Zealanders; now it is time to present the information you have gathered on ONE of these awesome Kiwis and you will be writing a couple of paragraphs about them.


“What is a biography?” I hear you ask – well “bio-” means life, and “-graphy” means to write, or present. A biography is a type of writing that tells the story of someone’s life. It’s like a history book about one person. Biographies usually include important events in the person’s life, like where and when they were born, where they grew up, and what they did that made them famous.


Using PEEL Paragraph structure I would like you to write a biography about a famous New Zealander of your choice.


Bronze: One Paragraph

Silver: Two Paragraphs

Gold: 3+ Paragraphs


Begin your writing here:Charles upham is New Zealand’s  famous Decorator soldier and was born 21 september 1908 and sadly passed away 22nd November 1994.He and his wife Molly had 3 daughters and lived on their farm until january.Charles up ham server in World War ll ,Sergeant Upham left New Zealand with the advance party of the 20th Battalion in the 1st Echelon New Zealand Division. He saw active service in Greece, Crete and North Africa. 

 Charles Upham’s Went to Christs college, Lincoln university. 

Charles Hazlitt Upham, VC & Bar was a New Zealand soldier who was awarded the Victoria Cross twice during the Second World War – for gallantry in Crete in May 1941, and in Egypt, in July 1942. He first worked as a sheep farmer,later as a manager ,then later as a Valuing farms of the New Zealand Government.His Kids names were Amanda, Virginia and Caroline.

In November 2006, Upham’s daughters sold their father’s medal group to the Imperial War Museum in London for an undisclosed sum. However, his gallantry and service medals are on permanent loan to the National Army Museum at Waiouru on New Zealand’s North Island.

The words he says in German at the end of the film when conversing with the group of German soldiers are as follows: Upham: “Drop your weapons – hands up, drop your weapons!….. And shut your mouths!