Informationen zu Geburt

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Arbeiter
Religion:
Church of England

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Australia
Truppe:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Corporal
Dienstnummer:
893
Einberufung datum:
21/08/1914
Einberufung ort:
Morphettville, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Einheiten:
 —  Australian Infantry, 10th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
02/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Albania Woods, Belgien
Todesursache:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Alter:
36

Gedenkstätte

Auszeichnungen und Orden 3

1914-15 Star
Medaille
British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 2

#1 Geburtsort
#2 Einberufung ort

Zusätzliche Informationen

Alfred Leonard Child was born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire in 1881, the son of George and Emma Snapes. Before the war, Alfred served in the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in India for eleven years. After his service he emigrated to Australia, working as a labourer. On 24 August 1914 Child enlisted as a private at Morphettville (Adelaide) South Australia, joining “D” Company, 10th Battalion, Australian Infantry, part of the 3rd Australian Brigade, of the 1st Australian Division. He was later promoted to corporal.

On the night of 30 September and 1 October 1917 the 10th Battalion Australian Infantry set out to the front to relieve the troops holding the line. This relief was completed at 00:30 a.m. The battalion held the support line north of Polygon Wood and west of Albania Wood, with “A” and “C” company in front and “B” and “D” company in rear. They held this position from the 1st until the late evening of 2 October 1917. During their stay the battalion came under artillery fire, causing heavy casualties.

Between the 1st and 3rd of October 1917 the battalion suffered 61 casualties, both wounded and killed. Corporal Alfred Leonard Child was one of these casualties, being killed on 2 October 1917. After the war his body was not recovered or identified. He is commemorated on the Menin Cate Memorial, panel 17B.

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AIF Project
https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=51797
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Chris McCarthy, Passchendaele : The Day-by-Day account, 2018, 106-107.
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/1598251/alfred-leonard-child/
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Service Record (The National Archives of Australia)
https://www.naa.gov.au/
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The Long Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/order-of-battle-of-divisions/1st-australian-division/
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War Diary (Australian War Memorial)
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/AWM4
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