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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
Alfred John Mellars was born in Worksop to Arthur and Rose Mellars in 1883. He had an elder brother Archie also born in Worksop where the family lived for many years in Beaver Place. Alfred stated his working life working in a wood yard before getting employment with the Urban District Council. He married Florence Emily Fores in Worksop in 1905, living at 50 Canal Street and had 3 children, George Arthur 1906, Ivy May 1909, Rosie 1910 all born Worksop by 1911, Arthur, still working for the council, was working as a grave digger.
26 Oct 1917
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1635038 - CWGC Website
241417
Private
1/5th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Pte. Alfred. John. Mellars Worksop Guardian 23 November 1917 Another Worksop man to lay down his life is Pte. A. J. Mellars, Northumberland Fusiliers, who resided at 50, Canal Road. The deceased soldier was well known and highly respected; he had been a member of the Worksop Fire Brigade for 14 years and was a trusted employee of the Worksop Urban Council, acting for some time as attendant at the swimming bath. He enlisted on August 26th 1916, and had been in France five months during which short time he saw much hard fighting. He was killed in action on October 26th. Pte. Mellars, who was 34 years of age, was a fine type of soldier, steady, reliable, and courageous. He leaves a widow and three children with whom much sympathy is expressed. A pathetic circumstance is that his last letter from home reached his wife the day after he was killed
Spelt Mellor on Manton Memorial. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    Alfred John Mellars - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.