Born: 12 January 1895 and baptised 6 February 1895 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Family: He was the third of seven children born to William Challenor, a general labourer, and his wife Elizabeth Challenor. He married Alice May Williams (nee Clawley) in September 1923 and together they had 2 children – Leslie and Margaret.
Residence: In 1901 the family were living at 10 St John Street, Whitchurch; ten years later they had moved to Blackoe Farm, Alkington, Whitchurch. When he enlisted in 1918 John showed his address as 5 Raven Yard, Whitchurch, Shropshire moving to 6 Wrexham Road, Whitchurch prior to 1939.
Employment: In he was a cow man; his occupation was shown as tailor in 1939
Died: 30 June 1959 in Shrewsbury, aged 60.
His surname was also spelt Challoner and Challinor
Alice May Clawley married William Williams in 1915 and then married John in 1919.
Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Service Number: 11464
Date of Enlistment: 31 August 1914
Date of Discharge: 25 September 1918
Reason for Discharge: Invalided out
Right leg amputated.
He was brother to George and Frank Challenor both of whom died during the war.