A Sopwith Camel pilot with 45 Squadron, Jack Escott Child, brother of James Martin Child, was the
oldest son of Tylney Harris and Constance Octavio (Oxley) Child. He
served in the Territorial Artillery before transferring to the Royal Flying Corps in February 1917. He scored three victories in France and two victories in Italy. On 10 March 1918, his flight was mistakenly attacked by Italian scouts. In the
brief action that followed, Child may have downed one of the Italians. He died of pneumonia
at Lees Court Military Hospital during the influenza pandemic in 1918.