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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Umphelby, Captain Charles Edward

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Umphelby, Captain Charles Edward, son of Charles Washington Umphelby (q.v.), was born at Richmond, Vict., in 1854, and married at Winchelsea, Vict., in 1876, Anna, daughter of the late Thomas Austin, of Barwon Park, in that colony. Having become a lieutenant in the Victorian Militia, he joined the Victorian Artillery during the Russian war scare in 1884, and now holds the rank of captain. He was selected by the Victorian Government to go through a course of military instruction in England in 1889-90, and acquitted himself with remarkable credit. In the latter year he returned to the colony. As an oarsman Captain Umphelby won the challenge pairs three years in succession, from 1878 to 1880.