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Henry James CHAMPION

Regimental number1654
Place of birthWalcha, New South Wales
True NameCAMPION, Francis Henry
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
Addressc/o Mrs A Curtis, King Street, East Maitland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.8
Height5' 6"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs A Curtis, King Street, East Maitland, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 February 1916
Place of enlistmentWest Maitland, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1918
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 15 April 1918; disembarked, 13 June 1918; discharged (medically unfit: neurasthenia), 17 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died of pulmonary tuberculosis, 'Woodville' Red Cross Home, Randwick, New South Wales, 16 March 1921.
Date of death16 March 1921
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHAMPION Henry James

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