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Frederick Gordon CHALLENGER

Regimental number4038
Place of birthVictoria
SchoolPerth Boys' School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address57 Kimberley Street, West Leederville, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Arthur Challenger, 57 Kimberley Street, West Leederville, Western Australia
Previous military serviceSchool cadets
Enlistment date12 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 28 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 November 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 44), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Emily Challenger. Native of Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 890 Pte Arthur William Challenger, enlisted in August 1914, killed in action at Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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