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CHILDS Albert George +

Service number 2599

Shortly after 1911 Albert immigrated to Australia. He was in search of a new life as his mother had died and his father had remarried.

In 1914 Albert worked as a farmer in Nar Nar Goon, Victoria. He then moved to “Primrose Park”, Beaconsfield.

Albert was mustered as a Gunner on the 25thMarch 1916, he was then promoted to Bombardier in May 1916.

He received gunshot wounds to his left thigh and scalp during action on the 4th August 1917.

Died on the 5thAugust 1917 from the wounds.

Buried on the 5th August 1917 at the Adinkerke Military Cemetery, De Panne, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Name CHILDS, Albert George +
Service Number 2599
Rank Private
Roll 23 Infantry Battalion 1-8 Reinforcements (May 1915-January 1916)
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 27thOctober 1915
City Melbourne
Ship HMAT Ulysses A38
Age 29 years
Birth Place About 1885, Bridport, Dorset, England
Father Robert Childs, 66 North Allington, Bridport, Dorset, England
Mother Ann Selina Childs
Religion Church of England
Occupation Dairyman
Residence “Primrose Park”, Beaconsfield, Victoria
Enlisted 9thJuly 1915
Height 5 feet, 2 inches
Complexion Medium; Eyes- Light Brown; Hair- Dark Brown