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He was the son of Arthur and Mary Ann Mellors and the brother of Herbert, Minnie, Arthur, Eliza and Mary Mellors. In 1901 the family lived on Cross Street, Arnold, Nottingham and by 1911 had moved to Front Street, Arnold.
Harry Mellors was a hosiery trimmer in 1901 and a miner (hewer) in 1911.
03 Oct 1915
736093 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn Cheshire Regiment
He formerly served (6803) with the Sherwood Foresters. Harry Mellors was killed during ferocious fighting at the Hohenzollern Redoubt, a German 6th Army strongpoint, during the Battle of Loos. On September 30th 1915, 2nd Bn Cheshire Regiment occupied trenches on the Redoubt's west face. For the next three days they were subjected to heavy, continuous fire from trench mortars, bombs and aerial torpedoes. Then at 7.45 am on October 3rd, according to the battalion war diary (TNA WO95/2276/2), 'the enemy delivered an unexpected attack on our left with bombs and machine guns and eventually turned it. The battalion fought well but were driven back. The enemy occupied the west face of the Hohenzollern Redoubt. The bn was withdrawn and slept the night in Lancaster Dug Out.' 153 men from 2nd Bn Cheshire Regiment, including Harry Mellors, lost their lives defending the Hohenzollern Redoubt on October 3rd 1915 (CWGC Debt of Honour Register). Research by David Nunn
Loos Memorial, Dud Corner, Panels 49 & 50
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