Born: Baptised 13 Oct 1886 at St Alkmunds Church, Whitchurch, Shropshire. His surname was sometimes spelt Challenor.
Family: Eldest of the seven children of John and Jane Challinor. In 1919 John married Florence Windsor in Whitchurch, Shropshire and together they had four children, Blodwen J, Ernest O, Vera and Daisy M.
Residence: In 1886 the family lived in Sherrymill Hill, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Five years later they were living in Claypit Street and by 1901 they had moved to Wrexham Road. In 1911 John’s father had died and the family were residing at 11 St Mary’s Street, Whitchurch. In 1966 his address was 7 Chester Road, Whitchurch.
Employment: At age 15 John was a grocer’s errand boy. By 1911 he was a gardener
Died: In 1966 aged 80 and was buried on 29 December 1966 in Whitchurch Cemetery
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Rank: Acting Corporal
Service Number: 80571
Date of Enlistment: Approximately January 1915, according to time served on medical report
Date of Discharge: Not known
Reason for Discharge: Not known
Other Information: Was hospitalised 21 July 1917 due to recrudescence of malaria. Surname sometimes spelt Challenor.