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Albert CHALLENOR

Regimental number250
Place of birthAnnandale, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGalvaniser
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Thomas Challenor, 53 Epping Road, Double Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2.6 years in the Senior Cadets; left school.
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 18 April 1914.
FateKilled in Action 5 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death5 May 1915
Age at death22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 22), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
39
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Killed in action, 5 May 1915; buried in Wire Gully, 5 May 1915; grave subsequently lost.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as CHALLONER.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHALLENOR Albert

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