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Neild, Charles Melbourne (Charlie) (1870–1917)

PRIVATE CHARLES MELBOURNE NEILD

From Bourke Road, Gardiner. Educated at Scotch College. Enlisted in July 1915, aged 44. Joined 8th Battalion in Egypt in February 1916. Attached to the 4th Field Ambulance, October 1916. He was killed on the night of March 25-26, 19178, when the explosion of a delayed-action mine in the Bapaume Town Hall killed thirty sleeping Australian troops, some of whom had managed the coffee staff of the Australian Comforts Fund. He is buried in the Bapaume Australian Cemetery, France.

Original Publication

  • Melbourne Cricket Club Honour Roll 1914-1918, 1998, p 17

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'Neild, Charles Melbourne (Charlie) (1870–1917)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/neild-charles-melbourne-charlie-24382/text33127, accessed 20 January 2020.

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