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Pte 3405 Charles Melia – 3/10th Bn
« on: November 28, 2021, 09:01:33 AM »
Charles Melia has been a piecer in a cotton mill when he enlisted in 10th Bn on 22/04/1915. At the age of 16 he had previously joined the 7th Bn WRR '1725' on 23/06/1914, and 2/5th Bn Lancs Fusils '4101' on 01/09/1914. from which he was discharged unfit due to a hernia.
He solely served at home.
Charles was discharged unfit again at Margate on 20/05/1916.  He was posted as 3/10th Bn, attached to 45th Provisional Bn.  The Medical Board found VDH and Mitral Dilation that was not a result of & not aggravated by service. Following appeal it was determined that the condition was aggravated by service. Charles had 100% disability in February 1918.
Charles died from unspecified disease on 28/12/1918, aged 20. The son of Julia & Charles Melia of 11 Caley Street, Oldham.
Need proof Charles died from VDH.
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Re: Pte 3405 Charles Melia – 3/10th Bn
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2021, 12:22:32 PM »
Buried at Greenacres Cemetery, B2/53. Looks like a public grave so unlikely to have a headstone.

Register entry on FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9P11-SV3B?i=29&cc=1482833&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AQ2MK-Y1MP
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Re: Pte 3405 Charles Melia – 3/10th Bn
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2022, 07:54:21 PM »
Charles Melia died at his home address from VDH aortic and mitral.
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Re: Pte 3405 Charles Melia – 3/10th Bn
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Re: Pte 3405 Charles Melia – 3/10th Bn
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2023, 05:25:00 PM »
Charles Melia's burial was adopted at Greenacres this week. With a common grave he may have a seperate headstone with the superscript 'buried elsewhere in this cemetery'. CWGC say they are producing a headstone.
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