Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Nieuwpoort, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Harold Thomas Mellings was wounded in action on 15 April 1918. Having scored his last two victories on the morning of 22 July 1918, he was killed in action that evening when his Sopwith Camel was shot down over Ostend by Ludwig Beckmann of Jasta 56.
Birth registered in the 3rd quarter of 1899 at Ludlow, Shropshire.
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Flt. Sub-Lieut. Harold Thomas Mellings, R.N.A.S.
In recognition of his services on the 19th March, 1917, when he attacked a hostile aeroplane with great gallantry at heights varying from 12,000 to 2,000 feet.
Lieut. (Hon. Capt.) Harold Thomas Mellings,
D.S.C. (Sea Patrol).
A very gallant officer who, on a recent patrol, attacked and caused to crash an enemy two-seater. Later, on the same patrol, he was attacked by four Fokkers, one of which he shot down at a range of ten yards; this machine was seen to crash. A second was driven down smoking. Since he was awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross Captain Mellings has, in addition to the above, accounted for eleven enemy machines—seven destroyed, and four driven down out of control.