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Linton John Graham CHALLEN

Regimental number245
Place of birthCollingwood, Victoria
SchoolGoed Street State Public School, Hiltonstill, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Moana', Royalist Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs J H Challen, 28 Chaucer Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Trench Mortar Battery
FateKilled in Action 4 January 1917
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death27.11
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialGuards' Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No 10), Lasboeufs, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Esther CHALLEN, 28 Dickens Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria. Native of Collingwood, Victoria

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176
Date: 30 November 1916

Other details

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

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