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BSM Mellis?


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In my great uncle's war record (attached) 291st RFA, it shows that he had been caught "dirty on parade" on 21st April 2017. I have identified the 3 officers who signed him off 7 days F.P. Number 2. The only other signatory was the BSM, I think he is named "Mellis". Does anybody know him? 

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Hi,

 

You don't say if you have checked Ancestry MIC?

 

There are half a dozen Mellis RFA on Ancestry - one is John Mellis WOII RFA so probably him. Entitled to BWM & VM. Regimental numbers 84326 and 1019287 - the latter number suggests a mid War transfer to RGA as my gf had a number in the 101 series after his transfer to RGA in mid 1916 - although more knowledgeable members may shoot me down!

 

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/1262/30850_A001072-02014?pid=3657447&backurl=http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DSBQ1%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3DMedalRolls%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26msT%3D1%26gsln%3DMellis%26gsln_x%3D0%26_F00061C3%3DRoyal%20field%20artillery%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Defa%26rank%3D1%26pcat%3D39%26fh%3D4%26h%3D3657447%26recoff%3D10%26ml_rpos%3D5&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=SBQ1&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true

 

I haven't looked for a service record or the actual medal rolls.

 

Steve Y

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Likely (WOII) John MELLIS 84326 and later (after war) 1019287 so he might have a service record with Army Records.

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Hi Mumbles1,

 

13 minutes ago, sotonmate said:

Likely (WOII) John MELLIS 84326 and later (after war) 1019287 so he might have a service record with Army Records

 

He does appear to be on the index of files that they hold - DoB 28th October 1885. Findmypast also have something on him here. Unfortunately my sub has lapsed.

 

Regards

Chris

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