Charles Hazlitt Upham (1908 – 1994)

Charles Hazlitt Upham (1908 – 1994)    Died of old age    Place of Death: Christchurch

* The most highly decorated Commonwealth soldier of WWII.
* Was awarded two Victoria Crosses, first in 1941 and then in 1945.
* He is the only combat soldier to have received a Victoria Cross.
* He was the only soldier in WWII to have received two Victoria Crosses.

For a closer look at the story of Charles Hazlitt Upham: http://www.peelingbackhistory.co.nz/captain-charles-hazlitt-upham-1908-1994/

Charles is buried at St Pauls Anglican Church, Papanui, Christchurch.

*Photo courtesy of Annette Bulovic*

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