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Walter Woodley MELLISH

Regimental number135
Place of birthPort Germein South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSolomontown, Port Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Walter Howes Mellish, Solomontown, Port Pirie, South Australia
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th 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 28 March 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Name spelled as Walter Wordley on Nominal Roll.

Military Medal

'This man, during the attack on German trenches north of FLERS on 5th November, 1916, showed magnificient courage and disregard of personal safety in his devotion to duty in repeatedly patrolling and repairing telephone lines under heavy fire, greatly helping the communication thereby.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 November 1972
Age at death78
Place of burialMitcham Cemetery, South Australia

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