Joseph Mellor

Royal Engineers

Personal Details

Born: 2 August 1889 in Bickley, Cheshire and baptised on 22 September 1889 at St. Oswald’s Church, Malpas, Cheshire.

Family: He was the third of seven children born to Thomas Mellor, a gardener’s labourer, and his wife Ann. He married Bathsheba A Broom in 1915 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and together they had one child – William E.

Residence: He lived in Bickley all his life: in 1891 and 1901 in Bickley, in 1911 in Bickley Moss. His military records have an address of The Fields and in 1939 he lived in Bickley Moss.

Education: He attended Cholmondeley County Primary School in 1896.

Employment: In 1911 he was a joiner (he was a member of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters, Cabinetmakers and Joiners, admitted in 1918); in 1939 he was a building department foreman and joiner.

Died: In 1962 in Cheshire, aged 72.

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Engineers 

Rank: Sapper

Service Number: 51026

Date of Enlistment: 10 September 1914

Date of Discharge: 5 March 1915

Reason for Discharge: Not likely to become an efficient soldier.

Medals and Awards

No medals identified; it is unlikely he was awarded any as there is no evidence of overseas service

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