MELLOR, Peter Joseph

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
42RM Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Number: 
PO/X 112061
Honours & Awards: 
Died: 
1997
Marine Peter Mellor was awarded the Military Medal for distinguished service during the war in the Far East [1][2]. Post war resided in Portsmouth [3].
Recommendation
"Mne. Mellor, throughout the period of the Unit's fighting in Burma, has shown himself a brave, reliable and resourceful, fighter.
Whilst at Kangaw he displayed very great courage and disregard for his personal safety and was directly responsible for saving the lives of a number of Indian soldiers.
He went forward himself under heavy fire and repeated shelling and carried in these men. On the fourth attempt he was severely wounded in the head.
He was ordered by his Officer to remain where he was. He refused and managed to collect two more before loss of blood stopped further attempts.
This man's leadership and example in a critical situation did more than all else to hold a position of eight men , all of whom were wounded" [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 37636, page 3390.
[2] National Archives file WO 373/47/110.
[3] Burma Star Association Membership List.
 

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