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Regimental number521
Place of birthPicton New South Wales
SchoolPreston and Werribee State Schools, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCooper Street, Preston, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinAunt, Mrs E Marshall, Cooper Street, Preston, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 7 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row I, Grave No. 45), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Margaret CHAMPION
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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