Frank Mellor (1886-)
From Chester le Street, served with 18th Battalion DLI (Durham Pals).
Born in Triangle, a small town in Yorkshire, Frank Mellor, son of Thomas and Isabella, farmers, moved to Chester Le Street where he was working as a teacher in 1911.
He enlisted in the 18th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry, becoming a sergeant. He lost a leg while serving, being consequently discharged of his duty in 9 June 1917.
Mellor was a member of the Chester-le-Street first cricket XI and also played the violin.
Civil Parish: Chester le Street
Birth date: 1886
Armed force/civilian: Army
Residence: Triangle, (West) Yorkshire (Census 1891, 1901)
8 Lumley Terrace, Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham (Census 1911)
(Assistant School Master in Census 1911)
Family: Father: Thomas Mellor
Mother: Isabella Mellor
Siblings: Sarah, Thomas, John, Thomas, Annie, William, Harry, James.
Sergeant 18th Durham Light Infantry (Regt. No. 18/540)
Medal(s): Victory Medal
British War Medal
Memorial(s): Roll of Honour, 1914-1918, Teacher’s Union in Chester-le-Street (listed with those who served)
Contributed by Durham at War Volunteer
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