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M.C.D. Cordeaux MC - RGA

Ken Lees

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Can anyone throw any light on the above officer, Captain Melville Charles Dymoke CORDEAUX, his service in the Royal Garrison Artillery and the award of the Military Cross.

I have his MIC giving his arrival in France in 1918 and also that he was awarded the MBE.

Anything else would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,


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I have nothing on him but the 1916 Army list has a Major Cordeaux as governor of St Helena - presumably some relation.


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Hello Ken,

Ancestry has a private family tree showing him born in India in 1883. The FIBIS website has an extract from the Times of India showing that the wife of Edward Cordeaux, Civil Service, had a son at Poona on 21st August, 1882. His name was not given, but there is a good chance he is Melville.


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You may have these, but some LG mentions;

April 1904 2nd Lt - http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27663/pages/2115

Oct 1914 To be Lt - http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28945/pages/8403

Feb 1917 - Relinquishes temp. Captain - http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/29932/supplements/1348

June 1917 - MC Citation - http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/30135/supplements/5987

Aug 1917 - To be Capt - http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/30247/supplements/8680

Nov 1918 - Capt. restored RGA - http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/30988/supplements/12953

Jun 1919 - MBE - http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/31377/supplements/6997

July 1921 - Capt Cornwall RGA - http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/32404/pages/6001/page.pdf

He appears in the 1914 Army List as 2nd Lt 29/8/1914 (DCLI).

Burke's - Melville Charles Dymoke Cordeaux, M.B.E., M.C., Capt. late R.A. (Pu-Uneyric House, Chepstow), son of late Edward Cordeaux, I.S.C., Bombay Presidency, and grandson of Adm. Sir Charles Thomas Jones, of Fron Fraith.

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