Hi I found an old postcard addressed to Basil de Mel, living at Divinity Road Oxford, April 1946. It seems he was in 'digs' at this address. Out of curiosity I find on the internet the following obituary notice,
BASIL DE MEL, 3 May 2003; 1938. Aged 84
- which suggests that Basil may have had a son of the same name who was maybe a student at that time in Oxford. As this is such an unusual name I thought I would post this to you in case it is of some genealogical interest. The postcard was sent by 'Stephen' from Ambleside. Dave K.