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Geoffrey Servante CHAMPION

Regimental number583
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolThe King's School, Parramatta, New South Wales
Other trainingSydney University, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address11 Holden Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Arthur Hammerton Champion, Bungendore, New South Wales
Previous military service39th Aus Infantry; The King's School Cadets; LT in Ashfield CMF, NSW
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 4th Battalion
Promotion date: 16 March 1916

FateKilled in Action 25 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 11), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on St James' Roll of Honour, Sydney, New South Wales: '"He that loseth his life for my sake shall find it." Matthew 10:39. In memory of those associated with St James' Church who gave their lives in the Great War.' Parents: Rev. Arthur and Mary Celia CHAMPION, The Rectory, Bungendore, New South Wales. Native of Launceston, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrothers: [637] Lt Christopher Henry Duncan CHAMPION, 3rd Bn, killed in action, 14 April 1918; Lt Arthur CHAMPION, 1st Bn, returned to Australia, 9 September 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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