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Joseph Challoner 4050379 Private 1st Deport Nova Scotia Battalion  October 4, 1894 (on attestation) October 9, 1894 (official date of birth) Deerfield, Yarmouth Co., NS March 25, 1918 Halifax, NS Deerfield, Yarmouth Co., NS 23 5 feet, 9½ inches medium black brown Single farmer Baptist James Challoner (Father) Deerfield, Yarmouth Co., NS May 17, 1918 23 Pleasant Valley Baptist Cemetery, Yarmouth Co., NS Commemorated on Page 382 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 20 Listed on Memorial Tablet Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Commemorated on the Yarmouth War Memorial Joseph was the son of James Edward (1866–1939) and Ada Francesa (Rogers) Challoner (1865–1941), of Deerfield, Yarmouth County, NS.  Joseph had five brothers, William, Albert, Norman, William, and Titus, and two sisters Dorothy and Florence.  He was conscripted under the Military Service Act of 1917 but failed to report as required on November 11, 1917.   He was apprehended and forced to report for service on March 25, 1918.  Awarded one hour detention and forfeiting 137 days of pay he began his service in Halifax billeted in drafty barracks lacking glass from the Halifax explosion, near Citadel Hill.  He contracted pneumonia and was admitted to the Military Hospital Station at Halifax on March 31, 1918.  He also was diagnosed with measles and was in the isolation ward.  After an initial  improvement in his condition he was released from hospital on April 21, 1918 and returned for duty. On May 7, Joseph was again admitted to the Military Hospital Station at Halifax showing signs of mastoiditis.  He was transferred to Camp Hill Hospital for treatment where he died on May 17, 1918.  The body was returned to Deerfield and the funeral was held there on May 24, 1918.  Private Challoner was buried in the Pleasant Valley Baptist Cemetery, Yarmouth Co., NS. His brother, Albert enlisted on December 27, 1915 and served with the 112th Battalion and 25th Battalion.  He was wounded in action in 1918.  Norman also served, enlisting on May 10, 1915 and served in France. During WWII he served in the Veterans Guard. A nephew Joseph,the son of William Challoner born in 1919 was named after his uncle.