Born: 25 February 1896 and baptised 20 May 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Family: He was the seventh of eight children born to Thomas Challinor, a house painter, and his wife Mary Challinor.
Residence: In 1901 the family were living at 7 Claypit Terrace, Whitchurch, Shropshire; ten years later they had moved to 29 Claypit Street, Whitchurch.
Employment: In the 1911 Census he was a 14 year old newspaper boy.
Died: June 1956 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Service Number: 269421
Date of Enlistment: 30 April 1914
Date of Discharge: 16 April 1918
Reason for Discharge: Sickness
Other Information: Enlistment date wrong in official records. May have receive 1914/15 Star.