Childs, Frederick Harold (Lieutenant, b.1914 - d.1986)

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Accession Number AWM2016.391.1
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Document, Letter, Serial, Certificate
Maker Various
Place made Australia, New Guinea
Date made 1943-1961
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of NX57501 Lieutenant Frederick Harold Childs, 24th Infantry Battalion, Australia and the Pacific. Collection consists of letters, telegrams, newspaper clippings, certificates and forms that detail Childs' service, his wounding and the circumstances around his return to camp, his receiving of the Military Cross and his retirement. Childs was awarded the Military Cross for his actions at Markham Point in New Guinea in September 1943, where he was wounded in both legs and, despite being unable to walk, dragged another injured member of his platoon, V255944 Private James Alfred "Jim" Walker, through the jungle for four days to safety. The collection includes letters from Australia congratulating Childs on his award.