Melville Kerry Gilbert, R Marines

ADRIC roll gives Serbian Gold Medal (Gold Medal for Zeal and Devoted Service in War). The Serbian Gold Medal for Zeal and Devoted Service in War usually awarded to soldiers Mentioned in Dispatches - It was a Bravery Medal of the new type (commonly known as "Milosh Obilich Medal") and was founded on 12 July 1913 by King Peter I and awarded for acts of the conspicuous personal bravery or for personal bravery in the field during the short but victorious war of 1913 against Bulgaria. The Medal had two Classes (Gold Medal and Silver Medal). The awarding continued during the Great War of 1914-1918 both to national and allied military personnel  

1883 May 15. Born Maesteg, Glamorgan

1891 census at 6, Cavan Row, Cwmdu, Maesteg

1901 census at Bryn Terrace, Bettws

1909 Oct/Dec Married in Bridgend, Glamorgan to Olwen Howells

1911 census at Ship and Castle the Square Porthcawl

Enlisted in Welsh Horse

1917 May 30. Commissioned 2nd Lt in 1st Reserve RM battalion

Service Record (ADM 196/97/234)

1918 May 30. Lt in RM.

1921 May 19. Joined ADRIC with service no 1982. Posted to R Coy

1922 Jan . Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1928 Feb 18. Left UK to farm in Canada. Travels alone

1956 Jul 13. Died Bridgend, Glamorgan age 73



WO 339/74195

ADM 196/97/234