CHILD, Alfred Robert

Royal Artillery
Service numbers: 
Died : 
Tuesday, January 20, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
Bombardier Brian Child
Bombardier Alfred Child was reported missing presumed killed in action at sea [1][2]
There is a forum message relating to this which states "HMS Triumph (a submarine) was lost somewhere in the Aegean Sea in January 1942. No-one knows her position. She went down with all hands onboard including 2 Commando's, Corporals Clive Severn [view] and Alfred Child. Both are listed as serving with 1 SBS." 
Additional Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/50.
[Image] His grandson Brian Child.
SBS in WW2, author G.B. Courtney
  • The CWGC record him as No. 7 Commando, however accounts suggest he may have been attached to the SBS and on board HMS Triumph when she sank.
  • The RA Casualty card for Bdr Child shows Norway as the area of his death.
  • The detail above relating to both Corporals being in the SBS and on board HMS Triumph, lost in the Aegean, is in the book SBS in WW2 by G.B.Courtney. The author adds that he has been unable to find information about their mission.
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