|Place of birth||Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England|
|School||Beaconsfield National School, Buckinghamshire, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||34|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||c/o J B Dingle, Roseworthy, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||33|
|Next of kin||Quartermaster Instructor E Child, Royal Artillery, Portsmouth, England|
|Previous military service||Served for 12 years in Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry; 11 years military service in India, in this regt.|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||10th Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/27/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||10th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Zonnebeke, Belgium|
|Age at death||36|
|Age at death from cemetery records||36|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 7), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
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|Parents: George and Emma CHILD, 48 Candlemas Lane, Beaconsfield, Bucks., England|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli), 2 March 1915.
Promoted Corporal, 4 August 1915.
Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 19 November 1915 (dysentery); embarked on HS 'Somali', 19 November 1915; arrived Alexandria, 23 November 1915, and admitted to No. 2 Australian General Hospital, Cairo. Discharged to Australian Base, 27 December 1915; rejoined 10th Bn, 10 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.
Wounded in action, 26 July 1916 (shell shock); transferred to England, 4 August 1916, and admitted to No. 2 Northern General Hospital, Leeds. Transferred to No. 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 19 August 1916; transferred to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 30 August 1916.
Appointed Acting Sergeant, 11 December 1916; reverted to Corporal, 15 January 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 3 May 1917; rejoined Bn, 12 May 1917.
Attached to 1st Anzac Armourers' School, Albert, 22 June 1917; rejoined Bn, 18 July 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 2 October 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal