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William Alfred CHALLIS

Regimental number213
Place of birthCygnet, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCygnet, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, William Challis, Cygnet, Tasmania
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll312
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularReg No 312; INF 51 on ROHcirc
FateKilled in Action 24 April 1918
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row I, Grave No. 5), Villers-Bretonneux
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
152
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and M CHALLIS, Deep Bay, Cygnet, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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