George David CHALLIS

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CHALLIS, George David

Service Number: 2595
Enlisted: 16 July 1915
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 58th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cleveland, Tasmania, Australia, 9 February 1891
Home Town: Cleveland, Northern Midlands, Tasmania
Schooling: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in action, France, 15 July 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais, France
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Campbell Town War Memorial, Launceston Church Grammar School WW1 Honour Board, Ross Conara Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
27 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2595, 23rd Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2595, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
26 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 58th Infantry Battalion, Egypt
2 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 58th Infantry Battalion, Egypt
15 Jul 1916: Involvement Sergeant, SN 2595, 58th Infantry Battalion
15 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2595, 58th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of Michael and Margaret CHALLIS of Cleveland, Tas.