William Child No.3876, Lincolnshire Regiment, 1894.
2 April 2014
I believe from the documents and photographs he served in Gallipoli as in one of his letters he talks of the Turkish sharpshooters, he also served in the second boer war where I think most of the photographs were taken. One shows a March Past of The Lincolnshire Regiment before The Prince of Wales.
I believe he may have also served with the Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment, as my research on the internet shows a William Child (Service No 3235) wounded at Colenso on 15th December 1899.
His form of attestation says that William was 19 years and seven months when he joined up, and that he had lived away from home for (at least) three years before that due to the fact that he was a seaman.
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