Melsens, Frans: Service no. 593

Digitized Service Record

Source: News photo of the men from Belgium that enlisted with the 18th Battalion.


Note, all but one left with the 18th Battalion. It appears the rest of the men in the photograph, including Melsens, resigned to volunteer for the Belgian contingent.

Nine of the eleven native Belgians who are enlisted in the Eighteenth Battalion in order that they may get to the battle line of the European war and do their part to avenge the wrongs of their bleeding country. These men are all quarterd at the fair grounds. Tow others are at the barracks with the machine gun section.
From left to right the are, standing–C Verklein, A. Coutreaux, Frank Melsens, C. Can Rarjha, Charles Van Craenbraeck. Sitting–Arthur Van Meervenne, Mike Verheghe, Rene Daniels and Jules [Latoy].
London Advertiser. 9 December 1914. Page 1.

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