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Charles Melbourne (Charlie) Neild (1870–1917)


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.

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21 October, 1870
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


27 March, 1917 (aged 46)
Bapaume, France

Cause of Death

killed in action

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