Lt William Oliver Childs , Middlesex Regt

1890 Sep 24. Born Hackney, London

1891 census at 4, High Street, Stoke Newington

1901 census at 4, High Street Aldam Place, Stoke Newington

1908 Attested for 6 years in RFA. He is a clerk

1909 Feb 23 Deserted at Waterford

1910 married in Hackney to Dorothy Mabel Dubbin. They had 4daughters born between 1911 and 1925. He seems to have lied about his age to be 21.

1911 census at 18 Rendlesham Road Lower Clapton

1914 Aug 8. Enlisted as Charles Henry White

1915 May 14. Family problems

1915 Aug 25. Landed in France

1917 May 30 Commissioned 2nd Lt

1918 Nov 30 . Midd'x R. Temp. Temp. 2nd Lt. W. O. Childs (21st Bn.) to be temp. Lt., with precedence next below R. L. Sears

1918 Nov 7. Transferred to RAF

1919 Nov 19 Appears to have been discharged from RAF because of an adverse medical report Medical Record

1919 Nov 29. Midd'x R. Temp. Lt. W. O. Childs relinquishes his commission on account of. ill-health contracted on active service, and retains the rank of Lt.

1920 Nov 24 Joined ADRIC with service no. 1099. Posted to K Coy

1920 Dec 13. Appointed A/CQM

1921 Mar 25 Resigned

1921 Oct 26. Rejoined. Posted to E Coy

1922 Jan 22 discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1931 Oct 29. Down on his luck

 

1946 Died age 56.

ADRIC