|Birth: ||Jul. 31, 1892, Ireland|
|Death: ||Oct. 11, 1918, France|
Sgt. Charles Neeson son of John Neeson and Elizabeth Burns of Ballymena, Northern Ireland.
Brother of Patrick, Elizabeth, Sarah, John, John Laurence, Cornelius, Bernard, Mary Ann and William James.
Charles headed off to war with his two brothers Patrick and John.
John would become the youngest Sgt. Major in the British Army. He was too young to enlist and used his older brothers birth certificate. (Also called John who died in infancy). He would later go on to fight with lawrence of Arabia.
Charlie went to Belgium to fight during WW1 and would be killed in action one month before peace was declared in what we now call Rembrance Day...Nov 11th each year.
Patrick and John returned from the war.
Charlie received a Large copper penny medallion engraved with his name on it. It was given to all who died during the war and was termed The Dead Man's Penny.
Brother: Pte Patrick Neeson (1890-1973)
THANK YOU TO DOE GURL FOR SPONSORING THIS PRECIOUS HERO
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Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Voormezeele Cemetery Enclosure #03
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Plot: XV. C. 18.
Maintained by: Rest in God's Grace
Originally Created by: International Wargraves ...
Record added: Oct 20, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12115115