BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS TO 2 LIEUT G.E.CHILDS-NORTH STAFFS--WOUNDED WW1-LEG LATER AMPUTATED-LATER ORDAINED AND VICAR OF FOXTON CAMBRIDGESHIRE-SOLD WITH TWO BOOKS WRITTEN BY CHILDS
British War and Victory Medals, named to;
Medals very fine or better, on original but grubby ribbons with safety pins.
Gordon Ernest Childs was born in 1898 at Edgbaston, Birmingham. He attended King Edwards High School.
Comes with research from Officers records that state that he served om the Worcestershire Hussars,(pte.326061) before being posted to the Warwick Yeomanry. He was commissioned into the 12th North Staffordshire Regiment 25/03/1918 London Gazette 4th June 1918.
Arrived in France on 10/08/1918.
Wounded at Armentieres (GSW left femur, nerve severed)
He later was a Thorpe Scholar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge where he obtained his M.A.
The group comes with two book by Childs, "A Parsons Thoughts on pain", and "Pain and the Purposes of God"
The first has a forward by Bishop of Ely describing how Childs had endured 3 and a half years in hospital, and 25 operations on his leg, before having to have it amputated. Childs also mentions in his book when he was in hospital in France, and tells an anecdote about the soldier in the next bed who had a limb removed!
The book states on the inside cover that he is Vicar of Foxton, Cambs, and Chaplain to Pembroke College, and Westcott House, Cambridge.