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Bert Herbert Francis CHALLIS

Regimental number11926
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressLeichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30.6
Height5' 6.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elsie May Challis, 22 Carlisle Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in F Company, 1st Australian Infantry; 6 months in Richmond River Light Horse (resigned).
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 9, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date13 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Macquarie', 28 March 1919 (medical staff); discharged (medically unfit: lung trouble following gas attack), 13 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died at Repatriation Hospital, Camperdown, 14 October 1924 (diabetes).
Date of death14 October 1924
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA B2455 3225910

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