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Desmond Cecil Challis
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 10 Sep 1922
Place of Birth Perth, Western Australia
Death 18 Dec 2014, aged 92
Place of Death Murdoch, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 19 years, 1 month
Occupation orchardist
Religion Church of England
Address "Bonneville", Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr Cecil Walter Challis
Military Information
Reg Number W20831
Date of Enlistment 21 Oct 1941
Rank Trooper
Unit/Formation 10th Light Horse Regiment
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

War Service

Enlisted at Armadale on 21 Oct 1941, Desmond was called up for full time duty on 5 Jan 1942. He began with the 10th Light Horse in Bunbury, but in June 1942 he was based at Wanneroo when granted leave. On 3 Feb 1943 he was treated for boils on his thighs. On 17 May 1943 he qualified as Trade Group III Range Finder.

Discharged on 10 Apr 1944, during his service, Desmond was granted leave without pay from 11 Aug 1942 - 11 Oct 1942; 31 Mar 1943 - 22 Apr 1943; 27 Jul 1943 - 19 Oct 1943; and 1 Mar 1944 - 5 Apr 1944.

Post War

During 1951 Des married Alma Beatrice Lilley. Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1963 'Bonneville", Challis road, Armadale, farmer; 1968 - 1972 at 44 Little John road, Armadale, farmer; 1977 - 1980 at Paulls road, Pinjarra, farmer.


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