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The Great War => 1914 - 1918 => Topic started by: timberman on July 04, 2019, 04:49:33 PM

Title: Captain Walter Mellor
Post by: timberman on July 04, 2019, 04:49:33 PM
 In a book I've been reading it says that,

 a month after the war started Ashton received news of the
 first fatality from the town. Captain Walter Mellor was killed
 on active service at the front. Messages of sympathy from
 King George V and Queen Mary were sent to his parents.

 The problem I have is the only Captain Mellor I can find is

 Captain WALTON MELLOR,
 
 Died 23/08/1914
 Aged 36
 2nd Bn. Royal Irish Regiment
 Son of Col. John Edwin Mellor, C.B., of Tan-y-Bryn, Abergele, Denbighshire;
 husband of Kathleen Geraldine Helen Mellor, of "Avonwood", Avonmore Avenue, Guildford.

 ST. SYMPHORIEN MILITARY CEMETERY
 II. A. 3.

 Timberman

 Ps since I started this topic I have found the answer.

 The Author of the book just got his name wrong it should of been
 Walton and not Walter. 
Title: Re: Captain Walter Mellor
Post by: PhilipG on July 06, 2019, 03:40:38 PM
Timberman,

I have been able to visit the cemetery that you mention on several occasions.   As you will certainly know, it contains the graves of the first and last British casualties of the Great War, namely John Parr of the Middlesex Regt. and George Ellison of the Royal Irish Lancers.      (21st August 1914 & 11th November 1918.)       PhilipG.