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Cecil Houston Challis

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cecil Houston AWMM
  • Surname
    Challis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 29548 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 February 1896 AWMM ParawaSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 27 June 1916 AWMM Lumsden, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H. Challis (mother), Lumsden, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 29548 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 27 June 1916 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 11.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      160 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      fair AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Measles and cerebro spinal meningitis contracted, while training with the NZEF in New Zealand AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Cecil Challis was the son of Alfred Challis and Mary Challis, of Lumsden, Southland, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 August 1916 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    TrenthamUpper Hutt AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Athol Cemetery, Southland District, New Zealand AWMM Section 33. Block 1. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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