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Regimental number3040
Place of birthCoonewaru, Victoria
SchoolState School, Barwon Heads No. 1574, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNorth Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFather, Henry Challis, Connewarre, North Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date22 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of wounds (accidental) 18 December 1918
Age at death37
Place of burialMaubuege Centre Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 35), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harry and Sarah CHALLIS, Verner Street, South Geelong, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers (2): died on active service
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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