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Charles Phillip Dent Childs

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Phillip Dent AWMM
  • Surname
    Childs AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ428080 AWMM
    • WWII 428080 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 April 1912 Errol Martyn, For Your Tomorrow, Vol. 3. AshburtonCanterbury Errol Martyn, For Your Tomorrow, Vol. 3.
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Sylvia Lorraine Childs (wife), Eastbourne, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Clerk/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Charles Childs was the son of Major Arthur James Childs (24/2) kia in WW1 and Knetta Helen Childs, of Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand; husband of Sylvia Lorraine Childs, of Eastbourne, Wellington, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Charles Phillip Dent Childs and Sylvia Lorraine Childs had 1 son Barry Richard Dent Childs
      Born-23.5.1943 Death date-28.8.1990 Public - Paula Lynette - Direct descendant - 13 March 2016 - Daughter of Barry Richard Dent Childs Paula Moore 's papers
    • Warrant Officer Ronald G. Dawson and his Navigator Charles Childs enlisted together - on the same day - for RNZAF air war service in New Zealand. They also trained together at the OTU (Overseas Training Unit).

      Served RAF 141 Squadron at RAF West Raynham, Norfolk.

      On 18-19 April 1945 Warrant Officer Dawson and his Navigator Flying Officer (Navigator) left their RAF Base at West Raynham in Norfolk, England - for an air mission over Munich. Their Mosquito NF.XXX NT490 TW-R was shot down near Neubiberg, Germany. Both airmen were killed and they are buried at Durnbach Cemetery, Germany. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 8 December 2019 - Reference : (England).
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About death

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  • Death
    19 April 1945 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany AWMM 6. B. 15. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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08 December 2019JeniferWairarapaResearcher
18 March 2016Paula LynetteNew ZealandDirect descendant
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