Thomas James Challenger

Male 1885 - 1951  (66 years)


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  • Name Thomas James Challenger 
    Born 8 Jun 1885  Forcett,TAS, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jun 1951  Hobart,TAS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Information come from the Gordon Family tree web page
      http://members.optusnet.com.au/mcde/gordonfam/pafn10.htm#129


      Joined the Tasmanian Police Force in 1916, he had previously been engaged in the fishing industry. After being stationed in various parts of Southern Tasmania and highly distinguishing himself in the course of his duty, he was awarded the King's Medal, 26/10/1926 the highest civilian award a policemen can acheive. He was also awarded the Imperial Service Medal. He became Sergeant Challanger in 1932. Tom Challenger retired from the police force in 1945 and was appointed the Inspector of sea fisheries. In 1972 the 70 foot patrol and reseach vessel "Challenger" was launched in Launceston.
    Person ID 147372703  Tasmania Australia Allender
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2011 

    Father James Challenger,   b. 6 Sep 1860, Sorell,TAS, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1934, Sandfly,TAS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Cowburn,   b. 1 Jul 1866, Sorrell,TAS, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1953, Hobart Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 28 May 1884  Forcett,TAS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID 355  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth Graham,   b. 1 Apr 1884, Swansea,TAS, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1968, Hobart,TAS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Children 
     1. Jean Challenger,   b. Abt 1904, Unknown, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Thomas Franics Challenger,   b. Abt 1906, Unknown, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID 732  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart