1st Class Private, Engineers, Co. E, 30th Div., 105th Reg. Born in Alamance County; son of Hage Mellas and Mrs. Saharo Mellas. Entered service June 5, 1917, at Burlington, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France May 17, 1918. Fought at Voormizelle, Bellicourt, Mont Brehain, Vaux Andigny, LaSelle. Gassed at Bellicourt Sept. 29, 1918. Sent to French Hospital 115. Returned April 12, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 18, 1919.