CHINA 1900, QSA WITH NATAL CLASP & 1914-15 TRIO, HMS TERRIBLE & HMS HAWKE, KIA 15-10-1914
No bar China 1900, QSA 1899-1902 With Natal Clasp & 1914-15 trio
To- C.R.CHILDS.AB.HMS.TERRIBLE (China 1900)
& 179912.C.R.CHILDS.AB.RN (1914-15 Trio)
Charles Robert Childs was born in Newhaven, Sussex in 1878 & enlisted in to the Royal Navy in 1894. He served onboard HMS Terrible during the Boer War & 1900 Boxer rebellion in China & was part of the shore party that went onshore in Natal Province. He joined HMS Hawke in 1913 & was serving onboard when she was sunk by U9 in the North Sea 15-10-1914. He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial & has a short entry in De Ruvigny's roll of honour.
NEF & Mounted on a bar for wear. Complete with extensive research details including copy service papers & biographical details