Upson was a sergeant, a Flight engineer of the Royal Air Force Volunteer
Reserve. He was a member of 149 Squadron and died 15th April 1943 whilst on a
mission, as he is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery. The site of Rheinberg War
Cemetery was chosen in April 1946 by the Army Graves Service for the assembly
of Commonwealth graves recovered from numerous German cemeteries in the area.
The majority of those now buried in the cemetery were airmen,whose graves were
brought in from Dusseldorf, Krefeld, Munchen-Gladbach, Essen, Aachen and
Dortmund; 450 graves were from Cologne alone. The men of the other fighting
services buried here mostly lost their lives during the battle of the
Rhineland, or in the advance from the Rhine to the Elbe.