Private Frank William Challoner 14528

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Name: Private Frank William Challoner 14528

Date of Birth:  1884

Address:  Cropston Road, Anstey

Parents Names: 

Thomas Challoner (Agricultural Labourer)

Sarah Ann (Hosiery Trade Seamer)

Stepfather: George Harry Arguile

Occupation before the war:  Shoehand

Siblings Names:

Fanny E b 1881  |  Joseph Edward b 1882  |    Thomas H b 1887  |  James A b 1891  |

Mary b.1904 (Half sibling)

Date Died:  3.3.1919

Age:  35

Place of Death:   France

Place of Burial/Memorial:   St Pierre Cem., Amiens, France

Cause of death:   Killed in action

Regiment:  7th Battalion,  Leicestershire Regiment


Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • Attested on 10th September 1914 for a short term service of 3 years unless the war was over beforehand and then he would be discharged at that point. If the war continued longer, he would be retained until the war was over.
  • Height: 5 ft 81/2 inches
  • Weight: 144 lbs
  • Complexion: Fresh
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Dark Brown
  • Religion: Primitive Methodist
  • 9th SER BN Leicestershire at enlistment. Posted to 7th Battalion 26th June 1918
  • Sarah Ann states on Frank William’s declaration at death that she has not lived with father Thomas Challoner for the last 22 years.
  • Thomas and James have address at Coleorton and Joseph at Coalville at time of Frank’s death
  • Joseph is stated as half-blood not full blood brother.