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Sherwood Foresters Officer 3/7th Bn


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Can anyone give me anything on the doings of 2nd Lt Percy William Mellor 3/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters ? I believe that he was invalided out in January 1917 and then died in July of the same year. I have got some basic stuff on him, know that he enlisted in the ranks, was commisioned in 1915, was in Dublin and was Adjutant at some point etc, but I am trying to establish if he saw any action, and if this might have contributed to the discharge and eventual demise at Banchory-Ternan Sanatorium in Aberdeenshire. He was a Nottingham man so I imagine this was a specialist hospital for him to be so far from home.

Need a Notts & Derby buff I think !

Thanks a lot

Bob

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Some information i hold is that Percy W Mellor was educated at the Nottingham High School just north of the City.

He was a 2nd/Lieutenant with the 3/7th (Robin Hood) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters on the 16th March 1915, and was serving as Lt and Adjt on the 26th April 1916.

He died of natural causes.

Not a great deal of information but i hope it helps. BRONNO.

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Bob

No Medal Index Card is apparent,which would indicate no overseas war service.

No entry in CWGC was found.

No entry in SDGW was found.

There are possible files at Kew which might be his service record:

WO339/57279 and 62861 for Mellor P but both show service span as 1914-1922 and if these two had died before then the index is likely to show a date span as something like only a year or so after the event.

WO374/47276 is for a Lieut.P.W.Mellor and spans 1914-1918. This could be he. If so,from it you will get more information,it is not an accessible online record but a folder which needs to be read at Kew.The value of the file may have been reduced over the years by weeding.

You may get a positive ID of the file by those here who have access to Indexes which might identify Regt.served.

Sotonmate

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Thanks both. Yes it is proving a little difficult to find out much about him at the present. Thanks for the advice though. Looks like Kew may be worth a shot.

Bob

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