The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W H Childs


Private William Henry CHILDS, G/10774,  11th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death assumed on or after, 15th September 1916, age 28.

Born Lewisham, Kent, son of William David & Eliza Childs, of 54, Holmshaw Road, Lower Sydenham, London.

Enlisted  Bromley, Kent, age 27 years & 6 months, height 5ft 5 inches, weight 148lbs, mole left hip.  Resided 54 Holmshaw Road, Lower Sydenham SE. Formerly painter.

Home 5th November 1915 to 2nd May 1916, BEF 3rd May 1916 to 15th September 1916.

5th November 1915, enlisted & posted 11th Battalion,  Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd May 1916, posted BEF; 15th September 1916, posted missing.

18th August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, William David Childs, 54, Holmshaw Road, Lower Sydenham; Mother, Eliza Childs, 54, Holmshaw Road, Lower Sydenham; Brother - Thomas ????? Childs, age 23, 15 Grant Street, Grimsby; Sister - Alice Elizabeth Thurles?, age 25, 54, Holmshaw Road, Lower Sydenham.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, Somme, France.

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