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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)

Employment: Teacher
(Assistant School Master in Census 1911)

Family: Father: Thomas Mellor
Mother: Isabella Mellor
Siblings: Sarah, Thomas, John, Thomas, Annie, William, Harry, James.

Military service:

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)

Gender: Male

Contributed by Durham at War Volunteer

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