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Vernon Edward Challis

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Vernon Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Challis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/3290 AWMM
    • Artillery No 12/3530, previously 3/855 Public - Graham - Other relative - 16 May 2018 - Military Personnel File
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 May 1891 AWMM InvercargillSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Born Vernon Edmund KEAST to Mr & Mrs Edmund KEAST, he was later fostered by Mr & Mrs Percy Edward CH Public - Graham - Other relative - 16 May 2018 - Military Personnel File & family history research.
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Retreat, Lower Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 P.E. Challis (father), Grasmere, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Gallipoli in the NZ Field Artillery, Western Front in the Infantry Public - Graham - Other relative - 16 May 2018 - Military Personnel File
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/3290 AWMM
    • Artillery No 12/3530, previously 3/855 Public - Graham - Other relative - 16 May 2018 - Military Personnel File
  • Military service
    1911-1914 NZ Field Artillery Territorials, 1915-1916 WWI. Public - Graham - Other relative - 16 May 2018 - Military Personnel File
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    Temporary sergeant May 1916. Public - Graham - Other relative - 16 May 2018 - Military Personnel File

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Previously wounded at Gallipoli 1915. Public - Graham - Other relative - 18 May 2018 - Military Personnel File

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Vernon Challis was the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Challis, of Invercargill, New Zealand.

    Rank last held was listed as Temporary Sergeant. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 June 1916 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    25 Public - Graham - Other relative - 16 May 2018 - Military Personnel File
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France AWMM II. E. 173. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
18 May 2018GrahamWilton, Wiltshire, UKOther relative
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