|Royal Engineers||6743||59th Field Coy|
George was the son of George (senior) and Sarah Mellors. He was baptised at St Mary’s Crich in July 1888 aged ten, and joined the regular army in about 1900. He died of pneumonia in a Norfolk sanatorium on 6th April 1915 aged thirty-six. He is buried in the north west of the churchyard at Cley-next-the-Sea (St Margaret), near Cromer. Sometimes his name was recorded as Mellows.
By 1901 George had left home and was in the army.
He was baptised at St Mary's Church, aged ten on 15 July 1888
He is probably the George Mellows (sic) who is named on the Wesleyan Chapel Memorial Tablet.
Photo courtesy Peter Patilla
Ripley & Heanor News 16 April 1915
DEATH OF A CRICH SAPPER
News was received last week by Mr and Mrs George Mellors, of the Common, Crich, of the death of their eldest son Sapper George Mellors of the Royal Engineers, in a sanatorium in Norfolk. Mellors, who was 36 years of age, had seen 16 years service in the Army and was a reservist. He took part in the fighting at Mons and the Marne and Aisne, and apart from a very slight shrapnel wound escaped injury. He, however, contracted a severe chill, and pleurisy and pneumonia set in, and he was invalided back to England.
Belper News 19 September 1919
CRICH PARENTS RECEIVE LATE SON’S 1914 STAR
Mr and Mrs George Mellors of Crich Common, have this week received from the War Office the 1914 Star and Scroll, posthumous award to their son, Sapper George Mellors of the Royal Engineers, who served 16 years in the army, and being on the Reserve was amongst the first to go to the front in August 1914. He served under three Sovereigns, and was on duty at Queen Victoria’s funeral. He got invalided, and was sent to a sanatorium in Norfolk, where he died on April 6, 1916. Sapper Mellors was over 6 foot in height, single and 31 years of age at the time of his death
Medal Roll Index Card
Victory, British War and 14 Star Medals
His father applied for the 14 Star medal; 12 East View, The Common, Crich
|Unit||29th Field Coy|
|Date of Death||06/04/15|
|Grave/Memorial Reference||North-West of Church|
|Cemetery||CLEY-NEXT-THE-SEA (ST MARGARET) CHURCHYARD|
|George||Mellors Snr||Head||41||Shoe maker||Crich|
|Sarah A||Mellors||wife||35||Newcastle, Staffs|
RG12 piece 2747 folio 10 page 14