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Regimental number2879
Place of birthBenalla, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBowral, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.4
Height5' 11"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Challis, Benalla PO, Benalla, Victoria
Enlistment date2 August 1916
Place of enlistmentGoulburn, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Ordnance Corps
FateReturned to Australia 22 January 1920
Discharge date1 May 1920
Other details

Originally enlisted, 4 November 1915; discharged ('unlikely to become an efficient soldier'), 15 March 1916.

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Friedrichsruh', 22 January 1920; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 1 May 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 March 1954
Age at death57
Place of burialBenalla Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHALLIS Ernest

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