Owen Mellon

Owen Mellon

Owen Mellon

Unit: NZEF, Canterbury Regiment, 1 Battalion

Conflict: WW1

Biographical Notes:

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.

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  • Service Number: 6/1621
  • First Name: Owen
  • Surname: Mellon
  • Rank: Private
  • Date of Birth: 1888
  • Place of Birth: Auchinstarry, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • Next of Kin: John Mellon (father), 53 Auchinstarey Ross, Croy, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Nationality of Force: New Zealand
  • Force: Army
  • Unit: NZEF, Canterbury Regiment, 1 Battalion

Casualty Details

  • Date of death: 2 October 1917
  • Conflict: WW1
  • Cause of Death:

    Killed in action

Embarkation Details

  • Body of Embarkation: 3rd Reinforcements
  • Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Embarkation Date: 14 February 1915
  • Transport: HMNZT 17
    HMNZT 18
    HMNZT 19
  • Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph, Auckland War Memorial Museum


  • Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial
  • Memorial Reference: N.Z. Apse, Panel 2.
  • Country: Belgium