Percival Allan CHANNON

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CHANNON, Percival Allan

Service Number: 1319
Enlisted: 25 November 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Alberton, South Australia, 8 September 1893
Home Town: Alberton, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Alberton Public School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 16 August 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

25 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1319, Oaklands, South Australia
2 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1319, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1319, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1319, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
16 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1319, 50th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm

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Biography contributed by Ethan Milde

Percival Allan Channon lived on Princes Street, Alberton and was employed as a clerk. He enlisted on the 25th November 1914 and embarked from Melbourne on the H.M.A.T. on the 2nd February 1915.  

Channon went to Egypt to train after leaving he went to fight in France (near Pozières.)

During the battle he was shot in the head and then was bandaged up by a Pte. hawkes. Percy’s condition took a turn for the worse, and he died on the 16th of August 1916, still reported as wounded and missing. However Percy’s passing was relayed to his family by a cable from his brother, 1485 Staff Sergeant Stanley Murray Channon (/explore/people/345737).

Percy Channon played for Semaphore Central between 1912 and 1914. He was best on ground in their winning 1914 premiership side. He was also the leading goal kicker with 2 of the 6 kick goals in the final.

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