679 Corporal Thomas George Roy Champion

Posted on 12 April 2021

Thomas George Roy Champion
Born: May 1894, West Maitland, NSW
Occupation: Carpenter, of 61 Turf St, Grafton

Appointed to the Grafton Volunteer Brigade 1st March 1912
Resigned 31st August 1914

679 Corporal Thomas George Roy Champion, Enlisted: 26th August 1914, “D” Company, 9th Battalion, Australian Infantry

Embarked at Brisbane on HMAT SS “Omrah” 24th September 1914. Embarked to join MEF on the “Ionfan” for the Gallipoli Campaign at Alexandria on the 2nd March 1915. After landing on Gallipoli on the 25th April 1915, at 0430hrs, Champion was posted as missing  and then listed as Killed in Action at Gaba Tepe on the 27th April 1915

Commemorated: Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey

Chief Officer W. H. Jones of the H T “Itonus” A25 declares that Champion was buried at sea from the “Itonus” on the 27th April 1915.

1914 – 15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal