Private

Owen Mellon

Conflict: 
WW1
References:
  • CWGC
  • Archives New Zealand
NZ WAR GRAVES

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.

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

Personal Tributes:

Casualty

Service Number: 
6/1621
Name:
Owen Mellon
Rank: 
Private
Date of Birth:
1888
Alternative Date of Birth:
1888
Place of Birth:
North Lanarkshire, Auchinstarry,
Next of Kin: 
John Mellon (father), 53 Auchinstarey Ross, Croy, Glasgow, Scotland
Marital Status: 
Single
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Enlistment Address: 
Millerton, New Zealand
Armed Force: 
Army
Unit:
NZEF, Canterbury Regiment, 1 Battalion

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Date of Death:
02 October 1917
Day of Death:
Tuesday
Conflict: 
WW1

Embarkation Details

Embarkation Body:
3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation Place:
Wellington, New Zealand
Embarkment Date:
14 February 1915
Transport:

HMNZT 17
HMNZT 18
HMNZT 19
Vessel:
Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Reference: 
N.Z. Apse, Panel 2.
Cemetery Location: 
Belgium
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