Child soldiers in the Congo
A former abductee of the Lord's Resistance Army
Probably not a child soldier, just a studio portrait of a child dressed in military uniform, possibly the son of Private Eldershire, from the Australian War Memorial's collection (1915)
This Chinese soldier, age 10, with heavy pack, is a member of an army division boarding a plane returning them to China, following the capture of Myitkyina airfield, Burma, under the allied command of US Major General Frank Merrill, May 1944. Chinese and allied troops had earlier crossed through the treacherous jungle of the Kumon Bum Mountains before attacking Japanese troops to the south. Exhaustion and disease led to the early evacuation of many Chinese and allied troops before the coming assault on Myitkyina town.
A "son of the regiment" wearing the Red Star for bravery, surrounded by his admirers. "Sons of the regiment" were orphans adopted by Soviet regiments, and were looked after like the soldiers' own sons. They lived with the soldiers and fought alongside them in front-line actions.
Child soldier in the US Civil War
Child soldiers of the Finnish Red guards in Kymi
Warsaw Uprising: Soldiers from the "Radosław Regiment" after several hours marching through sewers from Krasiński Square to Warecka Street in the Śródmieście district, early morning on September 2, 1944. The boy wearing a helmet is Tadeusz "Maszynka" Rajszczak from the Miotła Battalion.
More images of child soldiers here.