Regiment: Loyal Edmonton, R.C.I.C.
Regimental Number: M/16033
Force: Canadian Active Service Force
Alfred Childs was born on October 16, 1919, in Middlesex, London, England. His parents were Alfred and Harriett Childs, who later moved to Grande Prairie AB. On September 10, 1939 he enlisted in Fairview AB with the Loyal Edmonton regiment, and was posted overseas. Giving his life for his country, he was killed in action on July 30, 1943, at age 23. He was buried in the Agira Canadian War Cemetery in Sicily.
Source: Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves
Daily Herald Tribune- August 19, 1943