Albert George CHILDS

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CHILDS, Albert George

Service Number: 2599
Enlisted: 9 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Bombardier
Last Unit: 6th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: North Allington, England, 1886
Home Town: Beaconsfield Upper, Cardinia, Victoria
Schooling: Bridport General School, England
Occupation: Dairyman
Died: Died of wounds, Ypres, Belgium, 5 August 1917
Cemetery: Adinkerke Military Cemetery
Row A, Grave 6 - Rev. E. F. Parker officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Beaconsfield War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

9 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2599, Melbourne, Victoria
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2599, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2599, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
4 Aug 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 2599, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres, Shell wound (left thigh)
5 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 2599, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 27 years.

Son of Robert and Anselina Childs of 66 North Allington, Dorset, England

1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal