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John Stephen MELLISH

Regimental number657
Place of birthBroken Hill New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address5 Brougham Place, North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Mellish, 5 Brougham Place, North Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date17 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name32nd Battalion, Signallers
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked. Those who enlisted in Western Australia embarked at Fremantle (date not recorded).
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Date of death14 June 1980

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