Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Mellowes
Initials:   T.C.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  7691185
Notes:   CMP. He was born and resided in Northampton. Name spelt Mellows in Crozier Roll. 14/11/42 died at Sea. War Diary WO 169/6654, 115 Pro Coy, 22/7/1942, List of missing after operations in Western Desert: No. 7691185 L/Cpl Mellowes C. He was captured in North Africa 6/42 and was being transported to Italy in an Italian ship, the SS Scillin with 810 other prisoners when the ship was attacked by the British Submarine HMS Sahib, 15 miles off Cap Bon, Tunisia. 5 other CMP died with him, Dodds, Grimley, Kinchin, McCarthy and Murphy. Casualty lists 888 to 899, Middle East, Missing. Thomas Charles Mellowes. Extract from the Northampton Mercury, 24/7/42. Mrs D E Mellowes who is living at 5, Tenby road, Northampton has received official information that her husband, Lance Corporal Thomas Charles Mellowes of the Corps of Military Police has been posted as missing in the Middle East. Melowes was employed in the Rough Stuff department, Sears and Co. (Tru-Form) Ltd.

POW Details:
Camp: Not Known     GERMANY
Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 14th November 1942
Company: 115 PRO COY
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