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Offline Tim Bell

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Private 25691 Charles Bridge
« on: February 22, 2020, 03:23:55 PM »
Private Bridge had been a Labourer when he enlisted in 22nd Bttn on 15/9/1915. He was posted to serve at Home in 27th Reserve Battalion.
Charles was discharged from 27th Bttn on 16/10/1915.  He had TB that had not been caused by service.
Charles died on 2 July 1917, from acute Pulmonary TB and exhaustion aggravated by active service, aged 30.  Reg Q3 1917 Manchester 8d/181
Widow Mary Ellen and two of their four children received a pension at 13 Holbeck St, Oldham Road.
Philips park cemetery.D.C.910
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Re: Private 25691 Charles Bridge
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2020, 09:37:09 AM »
Charles Bridge died at home from TB & Exhaustion.  THe DC states has had been a Cloth Callender's Labourer.
No Headstone found.
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Re: Private 25691 Charles Bridge
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2021, 05:00:25 PM »
Charles Bridge's commemoration has been rejected.

It is likely that Private Bridge attested and then did not pass the subsequent medical examination. There is no evidence that his death was related to his service and on this basis he
is not eligible for commemoration.


He took a sputum test  on the day he enlisted, so he was discharged inefficient when the lab results came back with TB a month later.  It seems possible that he never actually arrived at 27th Bn.

The status as aggravated was generously applied for a pension but I think NAM have probably made the right call.
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Re: Private 25691 Charles Bridge
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2021, 05:34:47 PM »
we cant win em all tim,but at least they gave his wife a pension,even though she wasnt entitled to it

mack