Cpl
Alfred Leonard Child

Informatie over geboorte

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Arbeider
Geloof:
Church of England

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Australië
Strijdmacht:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Corporal
Service nummer:
893
Dienstneming datum:
21/08/1914
Dienstneming plaats:
Morphettville, Adelaide, South Australia, Australië
Eenheden:
 —  Australian Infantry, 10th Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
02/10/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Albania Woods, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
36

Gedenkplaats

Onderscheidingen en medailles 3

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

Points of interest 2

#1 Geboorteplaats
#2 Dienstneming plaats

Extra informatie

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 the front and “B” and “D” company in rear. They held this position from the 1st until the late evening of the 2nd 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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