Author Topic: Colonel Charles Curling Melvill  (Read 1810 times)

Offline Robert Bonner

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Colonel Charles Curling Melvill
« on: November 28, 2013, 04:54:05 PM »
With 1st Manchesters he took part in the battle of Elandslaagte on 20 October 1899 where he was wounded.  He was medically evacuated to England as a result of his wounds but returned to South Africa where he joined the 2nd Battalion at Harrismith on 24 June 1902 and took over as Second in Command. He then joined the newly raised 4th Battalion and in February 1904  was appointed lieutenant-colonel and assumed command of the battalion, returning with them to England in 1905. He was appointed Colonel in February 1907 and retired in February 1908.

His family believe that he returned to duty during WWI, possibly being based at Ardwick Barracks.  Anyone any ideas?
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Offline Bob.NB

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Re: Colonel Charles Curling Melvill
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2013, 06:28:12 PM »
Robert,
According to page 102 of the Melvill Roll of Honour at the outbreak of war in 1914 he took over command of the regiment's depot but his "health gave way under the strain of the work."
Other info also on this page:  http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/m/melvillfamilyrol00joub.pdf
Bob B