Displaying record 10 of 10
Print

Cenotaph

Record detail

Full Name
Vernon Edward Challis
Rank Last Held
Sergeant
Forename(s)
Vernon Edward
Surname
Challis
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
12/3290
First Known Rank
Sergeant
Next of Kin
P.E. Challis (father), Grasmere, Invercargill, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Retreat, Lower Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Military District
Auckland
Body on Embarkation
  • 2nd Reinforcements
  • 8th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date
  • 14 December 1914
  • 13 November 1915
Place of Embarkation
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
  • Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter
  • Willochra or Tofua
Destination
  • Suez, Egypt
  • Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll
119
Last Unit Served
Auckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death
France
Date of Death
23 June 1916
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Grave Reference
II. E. 173.
Biographical Notes
  • Vernon Challis was the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Challis, of Invercargill, New Zealand.
  • Rank last held was listed as Temporary Sergeant
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com | Auckland Museum