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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and an Orchardist by trade, Clarence Roy Champion was 23 years and married when enlisted on the 13th of August 1915 in the 10th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 1753. His Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 'Benalla' on the 1st of November 1915/HMAT A32 'Themistocles' on the 13th of October 1915. Admitted to 31st General Hospital for Influenza on the 9th of September 1916 and discharged to Duty on the 14th of September 1916; marched out to Moascar for future transfer to A.A.S.C. Units on the 3rd of April 1917; appointed trooper om the 31st of August 1917; private appointed Driver under A.I.F. order 785 on the 31st of August 1917. Admitted to the 28th Stationary Hospital, Kantara on the 30th August 1918 and discharged to rest Camp, Port Said. Marched in from ANZAC TRAIN, Moascar; marched out to 38th Coy, Moascar. Embarked return to Australia per 'Essex' ex Egypt on the 15th of June 1919. Disembarked on the 6th of July 1919 and discharged on the 9th of September 1919. Tree No. 2276