Charles Arthur Child


Charles Arthur Child


First World War

Date of Death / Age


Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
Norfolk Regiment
9th Bn.


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VII. B. 7.


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UK Memorials

St Matthew’s Church Memorial, Oxhey, Wesleyan (Bushey & Oxhey Methodist) Church Memorial, Oxhey, Not on the Bushey memorials

Pre War

Born in Bushey in 1892, Charles Arthur Child was the son of Francis and Alice Child of 115 Pinner Road, Oxhey.  His father was a bricklayer and had seven children, one of whom died during childhood.

By 1911, Charles was eighteen and was living at home with his father, a widower, and was employed as a bricklayer’s labourer.

Wartime Service

Charles enlisted in Westminster with the Norfolk Regiment and served as Lance Corporal 14190 with the 9th Battalion on the Western Front.

On 12 January 1918 he married Florence Parrott in the parish of Kensal Rise in London.

He was killed in action a few months later on 8 October 1918, aged 26.

His pension record identifies his dependant as Florence of 30, St Margaret’s Road, Kensal Rise, NW10 and shows a £5 Grant paid 29/11/18 and pension of 13/9 from 28/04/19.

He is remembered with honour at Bellicourt British Cemetery in France. He is also commemorated on the memorial at Bushey & Oxhey Methodist Church and at St Matthew’s Church, Oxhey.

Florence subsequently married Edward Harris of Kensal Green on 23 May 1920 and they made their home at 3 Elm Grove, Watford.

Additional Information

Information provided with the kind permission of Bushey First World War Commemoration Project – Please visit


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