Born in Tushingham, Cheshire in 1892, the second son of William and Ann Mellor.
William was working as a farm waggoner in August 1914, and must have been an army reservist.
Regiment : 1st Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Rank : Private
Service Number : 9986
William landed in France on the 10th September 1914 with the 1st Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.
Killed in Action Belgium 21st October 1914 Aged 21