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Edward John MELLISH

Regimental number6067
Place of birthBallarat East, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMount Pleasant Post Office, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs F Mellish, 10 Laurie Street, Mount Pleasant, Victoria
Enlistment date8 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 28 November 1917
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBerks Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 18), (Rosenberg Plateau Plots), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and F. MELLISH

Military Medal

'On 12th October, 1917, East of YPRES, for conspicuous gallantry and devotion in action. During the whole engagement, this soldier continuously urged those around him to greater effort and by his cheerfulness, courage and utter disregard of danger, set a fine example to his comrades. During the second day's engagement, he made many trips forward to bring in wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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