Gunner Charles Richard Mellor

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

12 Mar 1899

Date of Death

19 Aug 1918

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

60 Burr Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death

12th General Hospital

Grave Location

St Sever Cemetery Extension

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 14th September 1918
Gunner Charls Richard Mellor

Gunner Charles Richard Mellor, 656450, 82nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, died on August 19th, 1918, in the 12th General Hospital, Rouen, in France, as a result of having been gassed in action. He had been married only four months.

Born in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, on March 12th, 1899, he had joined the Staffordshire R.F.A. when aged only 16½. He was stationed at Biscot for eight months and met his future wife, Luton girl Daisy Holton, while there.

He went to France at the age of 17 and was gassed and slightly wounded, with the result that he came back to England. He married Daisy, one of 12 children of Silas and Emma Holton, of 3 Park Place, Luton, in Luton on April 27th, 1918. Daisy was living at 60 Burr Street, Luton, when Charles returned to France the following month.

Daisy remarried in February 1919, her new husband being John Harle, of the R.A.M.C.

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Gunner Charls Richard Mellor

Author: Deejaya

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