4 April 1912 Errol Martyn, For Your Tomorrow, Vol. 3. Ashburton
, Canterbury Errol Martyn, For Your Tomorrow, Vol. 3.
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WW2 Sylvia Lorraine Childs (wife), Eastbourne, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
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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 : www.aircrewremembered.co (England).
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- 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
|05 December 2019||Jenifer||Wairarapa||Researcher||
|18 March 2016||Paula Lynette||New Zealand||Direct descendant||
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