His brother, William Mellon was killed in action on 29 July 1916, (156183 Royal Engineers Tunnelling Company. Formerly Royal Dublin Fusiliers)
A second brother, James, served with the New Zealand Field Artillery. He was wounded by a shell in 1916, and was returned “unfit for war” from the UK in March 1917. He died in Westport 1928.
Another brother, Hugh, was a Second Lieutenant with the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers and received the Military Cross. He survived the war.
Public Contributions:Owen Mellon was born in 1888 in Auchinstarry, Scotland the youngest of a family of nine. His brother James also fought with the NZEF and his brother William was killed in 1916. I never knew he existed till I searched my father's family history and now I can give Owen a place in this history. [Record since amended - NZWGT] ... Read More
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