Cyril Rhodes Mellor (c.1881-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

MELLOR, CYRIL RHODES. Lance Corporal. No 307644. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Honley, Huddersfield. Son of Mr and Mrs Hallas Mellor, Far End, Honley. Was the first drummer in Honley Civilian Bugle Band. Whilst under age volunteered for active service. Had been twice gassed. Was one of 12 volunteers to rush an enemy's post in broad daylight but was shot down by a machine gun within four yards of the objective. Killed in action, 4.7.1918, aged 37 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Honley War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission