Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Kadina, South Australia, Australia

Informations générales


Informations service militaire

Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation date:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Kadina, South Australia, Australia
 —  Australian Infantry, 10th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Molenaarelsthoek, Zonnebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Duhallow A.D.S. cemetery
Parcelle: IX
Rangée: C
Tombe: 6

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 3

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement
#3 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

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.

Fichiers 2

Sources 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
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Australian War Memorial
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Genealogy SA
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The Long, Long Trail
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War diary 10th Bn. Australian Infantry
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