Burnie Dobie Melville MC

His stated age wavers over records. Basically he made himself 10 years younger afer WW1. The 1866 date appears correct from the family births of his many siblings. He appears to have married during WW1 and had a daughter

1866 Sep 14. Born Riversdale South Africa

1910 Jun 18 Arrives New York from UK on Lusitannia

1915 Sep 9 Arrives UK from South Africa

1915 Oct 11. KRRC. Burnie Dobie Melville to be temporary Second Lieutenant.

1916 Oct 20 MC Gazetted. Temp. Capt. Burnie Dobie Melville, K. R. Rif. C. For conspicuous gallantry. He kept his company at work for two days and a night digging a trench and putting up wire, under practically continuous shell and machine gun fire. By his personal bravery he has always set a fine example to his company

1920 Apr 1. Relinquishes his commission on completion of service. Capt in KRRC

1920 Jun 29. Special Appointment

1921 Apr 1. Ceases to be employed

1933 Apr 18 Arrived UK from Bermuda, where he has been living

1936 Arrived New York from UK on Queen MAry

1945 Feb Died

 

Castle Intelligence Dublin

 

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