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Ernest Charles CHAMPNESS

Regimental number5312
Date of birth23 January 1895
Place of birthSt Marys, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressEnghurst, Banksia Street, Botany, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Champness, Enghurst, Banksia Street, Botany, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1919
Discharge date23 September 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action. Discharged owing to medical unfitness (gun shot wound, right hip and leg; admitted to York Place Hospital, Brighton).

Total war service: 2 years 195 days (of which 1 year 27 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 October 1965
Age at death70
Place of burialBotany Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales

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