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Pte 4330 James Whelan
« on: December 28, 2019, 01:14:06 PM »
Pte Whelan enlisted for the first time with 1st Salford (15th) Bttn of Lancs Fusils, 10614, on 1/10/1914. He was discharged inefficient die to Bronchitis on 26/3/1915.
James enlisted again in 149th Bgd RFA 10194 on 22/3/1915, aged 20 (SR).  21 Mellor St, Ancoats. He was discharged inefficient on 17/6/1915 due to “Phthisis Pulmonary Acquired in service”.  James re-enlisted in 8th Manchesters on 29/6/1915 and was discharged due to sickness with SWB and Pension on 1/3/1916. No overseas service.  8 Argyle Rd, Longton, Staffs.
James died from Phthisis (TB) Pulmonary on 12/10/1920, aged 23.  Widows Pension was refused as he had married after discharge. Widow Mary Elizabeth Whelan of 17 Spring St, Stoke. Mother Elizabeth. Reg Stoke on Trent 6b/238.  Buried Longton Cemetery Plot 9970.
As James died from TB acquired in service, he can't be commemorated unless we have evidence this was attributed to service, or aggravated.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2020, 11:33:04 AM by Tim Bell »
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Re: Pte 4330 James Whelan
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2019, 01:27:39 PM »
DC attached confirming James Whelan died from TB & Exhaustion.  IFCP are reviewing the case as contracting the disease in service isn't necessarily deemed attributable.  I am confused by this and will report progress.
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Re: Pte 4330 James Whelan
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2020, 11:47:55 AM »
Full record incl DC submitted to IFCP as TB contracted in service
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