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Rfm. Leslie Childs

British Army Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consorts Own) 3rd Battalion

from:Kentish Town

(d.21st June 1917)

I recently found out that my Great Uncle, Les Childs was killed in action in June 1917 and is buried in Perth Cemetery China Wall. He was 19 years of age. Perth cemetery is small in comparison to Tyne Cot and was originally a French cemetery. It is near Zillebeke. The name China Wall refers to the name the troops gave to a communication trench. I would welcome any information on action on this part of the Western front in June 1917.

His younger brother, my grandfather, was gassed on the Somme in 1916 but survived the war.

Mike Harvey

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