Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsdatum:
31/10/1895
Geburtsort:
Kadina, South Australia, Australia

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Grocer

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Australia
Truppe:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
5672
Einberufung datum:
13/03/1916
Einberufung ort:
Kadina, South Australia, Australia
Einheiten:
 —  Australian Infantry, 10th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
06/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Molenaarelsthoek, Zonnebeke, Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
21

Begräbnisplatz

Duhallow A.D.S. cemetery
Grabstelle: IX
Reihe: C
Grab: 6

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 3

#1 Geburtsort
#2 Einberufung ort
#3 "Todesort"

Meine Geschichte

Private Percy Champion served in the 10th Battalion A.I.F., 3rd Australian Brigade, 1st Australian Division. The 10th Battalion A.I.F. was not directly involved in the Battle of Broodseinde (4 October 1917) but, on the night of 5/6 October, went into the line near Molenaarelsthoek to relieve the 3rd Battalion A.I.F.

During the relief a German barrage struck parts of the battalion. The A company (the first company to carry out the relief) succeeded without casualties. C company, right after passing its battalion headquarters (J.8.b.50.40.), suffered heavy casualties due to the German shelling. The company had to open out and take cover in shell holes. The 12th platoon was almost annihilated. German shelling continued through the 6th as the battalion tried to repair trenches with sandbags. Battalion casualties for the 24 hours were two officers and 27 other ranks.
According to an eye witnesses Percy Champion was part of the 12th Platoon, C Company and was last seen in a shell hole. Private Champion was buried close to where he fell, near the Battalion Headquarter. His Burial Return Sheet (J.4.b.5.5.) mentions the name ‘Chapman’ instead of Champion. After the war his body was recovered and reburied at Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery.

Dateien 2

Quellen 7

"The Fighting 10th : souvenir of the 10th Battalion AIF 1914-1919", Lock CBL., Adelaide, South Australia, Webb & Son, 1936, pg. 70-71.
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AIF Project
https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/search
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Australian War Memorial
https://www.awm.gov.au/search?category=documents+and+records
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CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2935811/CHAMPION,%20PERCY
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Genealogy SA
https://genealogysa.org.au/resources/online-databases.html
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The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
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War diary 10th Bn. Australian Infantry
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/awm4/
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