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08 Jan 1889
Nottingham
He was the son of James Mellers, 9 Albert Avenue, Carlton Hill, Nottingham. In 1911, he was living with his sister and brother in law at 5, Ritson Terrace, Hawkridge Street, Nottingham.
In 1911, he was employed as a stock keeper and a clerk.
05 Feb 1917
28
73345 - CWGC Website
BZ/5092
Able Seaman
Drake Bn Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Able seaman Ernest Mellers enlisted on 10th December 1915. He was part of a draft that left for France on 21st November 1916, he joined the Drake Battalion on 12th December 1916.He was severely wounded on 5th February 1917, a shell wound to his left thigh, a compound fracture of the femur, to which he succumbed later that day at 11th Casualty Clearing Station he is buried in Varennes Military Cemetery in a joint grave with 39830 Private M. Summerscales, 15th Bn. Lancs. Fusiliers.
His name appears on the 'Roll of Gallant Dead' in the Albert Hall Central Methodist Mission's 14th Annual Report, 1916-17. Nottingham Evening Post obituary 13 February 1917: Mellers. My dearest and most devoted brother, Able Seaman Ernest Mellers, Royal Naval Division, Old Robin Hood Band, 8 Albert Avenue, Carlton Hill, age 28. 'He had the tongue of truth and was the soul of honour', Sister Lizzie Jackson.
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