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John Childs was the youngest child of John Childs and Patience Wagg who married in the Basford registration district in 1859. Their children included: Henry (b.1863), Eliza (b.1869), Eliza (b.1869), Hannah (b.1870), Mary Ann (b.1872), Emily (b.1874), Elizabeth (b.1878), Joseph (b.1880) and John (b.1883). They lived at: Churchfield Lane, Radford [C.1881] and 138 Ilkeston Road, Radford [C.1891]. John Childs, who was a lacemaker, died at Nottingham, aged 46 or 48, in either 1886 or 1888. In 1891 Patience Childs was running a fish and greengrocery shop but she died at Nottingham, aged 54, in 1895.
In 1901 John Childs was a stoker in the Royal Navy aboard HMS ‘Duke of Wellington’ anchored at Portsmouth; in 1911 he was a Stoker, 1st Class, aboard HMS ‘Powerful’ a Protected Cruiser, 1st Class, anchored at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
19 Apr 1918
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10th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Drummer Childs enlisted in Nottingham and following training he was drafted to France. He was formerly No. 3040 in the Sherwood Foresters, but was posted to the Royal Warwickshires. The battalion took part in fighting during the German offensive Operation Georgette, and he was killed in action. His body was never found but his name was commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
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