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Reginald Alfred Childs

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Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 123 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 123 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Reginald Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Childs AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Reg AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/1807 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 July 1894 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AshburtonCanterbury Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
    19 July 1895 Public - Leighton - Other Relative - 11 September 2015 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 15 January 1915 AWMM Victoria Street, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    H. Childs (father), Victoria Street, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/1807 AWMM
  • Military service
    • School cadets AWMM
    • Senior Cadets 1 March 1911 - 31 May 1912 AWMM
    • Territorials 2nd South Canterbury Regiment 1 June 1912 - 14 January 1915 AWMM
    • Reserve Territorial Force 7 June 1919 - 31 May 1924 AWMM
    • New Zealand Entrenching Battalion AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 15 January 1915 AWMM Motor Mechanic/Military AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 6.25 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      140 pounds AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      September 1915 admitted, wounded AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      1916 admitted enteric AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      29 June 1917, gunshot wounds face, severe France AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted Walton 15 July 1917, GSW cheek slight AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 6.25" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      140 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Husband of Winifred Helen (nee Cox) Childs.

      Served 4 years 144 days.

      Auckland War Memorial Museum Scars on the Heart ,WWI "Life At Anzac "Display. Display item is a diary entry by R. Childs which has the following : 'Sunday: Came out in gully at eight for 24 hours rest. Got New Zealand mail and put the day in reading two Guardians which I got, about a dozen times'. (note: The Guardian is a UK newspaper.)

      Joined Bn at Gallipoli, 8 June 1915.
      Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 21 July 1915 (enteritis), and transferred same day to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros; to No 1 Stationary Hospital, 3 August 1915; discharged to duty, 6 August 1915.
      Admitted to 16th Casualty Clearing Station, 20 August 1915 (enteritis); embarked on HS 'Caledonian' for England, 20 August 1915; admitted to Duchess of Connaught's Hospital, Taplow, 1 September 1915; transferred to Depot Hospital, Grey Towers, 29 January 1916; discharged to Base Depot, 23 February 1916.
      taken on strength, 2nd Brigade Training Bn, Sling Camp, 24 August 1916.
      Proceeded overseas to France, 26 September 1916; joined 2nd Bn, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, in the field, 13 October 1916.
      Wounded in action, 12 June 1917, and admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 14 June 1917; to No 11 General Hospital, Camiers, 15 June 1917; to England, 15 July 1917, and admitted to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames.
      Found guilty, 29 September 1917, of being absent without leave: forfeited 1 day's pay, and 1 day's pay under royal Warrant.
      Transferred to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 6 November 1917.
      Transferred to NZ Convalescent Depot, Codford, 26 December 1917.
      Found guilty, 15 February 1918, of being absent without leave: forfeited 4 days' pay and 4 days' pay under Royal Warrant.
      Proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1918.
      Transferred to 2nd NZ Entrenching Bn, 28 March 1918.
      Appointed Temporary Corporal to complete establishment, 25 March 1918; relinquished temporary appointment, 4 August 1918.
      Joined 2nd Bn, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2 September 1918, and posted to 2nd Company.
      Appointed Lance Corporal, 15 Septem,ber 1918.
      Detached to Corps School, 13 October 1918.
      Admitted to 15th Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 19 October 1918.
      Found guilty, Sling Camp, 30 January 1919, of when on Active Service possessing 3 rounds of revolver ammunition, and violently resisting escort: forfeited Acting Stripe and ordered to pay cost of railway warrant (10/10).
      Commenced return to New Zealand from Liverpool on board 'Kia Ora', 27 March 1919; discharged, 6 June 1919.
      Total war service: 4 years 144 days (of which 4 years 22 days were abroad)
      Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal AWMM
    • The 'Guardian' was most likely the 'Ashburton Guardian' which my Grandfather would have received in his mail from New Zealand Public - Leighton - Other Relative - 11 September 2015 - Family knowledge
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 April 1971 AWMM
    AshburtonCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of death
    6 April 1971 Public - Leighton - Other Relative - 11 September 2015 - Family papers
  • Age at death
    75 Public - Leighton - Other Relative - 11 September 2015 - Family papers
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Ashburton Public Cemetery, Ashburton, CBY, NZ Public - Leighton - Other Relative - 11 September 2015 - Family papers
  • Grave reference
    Block 264 ~ Plot 25 ~ RSA Public - Leighton - Other Relative - 11 September 2015 - Family papers
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 123 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM

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18 May 2017Teresa Ashburton New Zealand Direct descendant
11 September 2015LeightonNew ZealandOther Relative
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