Geoffrey Servante CHAMPION


CHAMPION, Geoffrey Servante

Service Number: 583
Enlisted: 1 July 1915
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 24 August 1894
Home Town: Parramatta, New South Wales
Schooling: The Kings School, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed In Action, Pozieres, France, 25 July 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 11
Memorials: Bungendore WW1 Roll of Honour, Bungendore War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 583, 30th Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1915: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 583, 30th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
9 Nov 1915: Embarked Lance Corporal, SN 583, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
25 Jul 1916: Involvement Second Lieutenant, 4th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

His brothers: Lieutenant Christopher Henry Duncan Champion 3rd Battalion AIF, Mentioned in Despatches, was killed in action, 14 April 1918 at Strazeele in France. Captain Arthur Champion, 1st Battalion AIF, returned to Australia wounded 9 September 1916.

Their father was Headmaster of Launceston Grammar School from 1885 till 1895 and later headmaster of The Kings School Parramatta NSW.