William Mellor


Jun 9, 1893

Born in Dove Holes, Derbyshire, England to John Thomas and Georgina (nee Haslem) Mellor


Feb 22, 1906

Embarked the RMS Tunisian with his parents and siblings



Mar 3, 1906

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the family proceeded to Toronto, Ontario


Mar 22, 1916

Attested into the 204th Battalion in Toronto, Ontario

Ø  Number 237213

Ø  Next of kin given as Georgina Mellor, mother, 2357 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto

Ø  Previous occupation given as Electrician

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England


On attesting he stated that he was the sole supporter of his mother as his father was crippled and can’t work

The battalion was headquartered on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds in Toronto and conducted training there.


Aug 9, 1916

Forfeited 3 day’s pay for being absent


Sep 11, 1916

Forfeited 4 day’s pay and sentenced to 72 hours detention for being absent


Feb 27, 1917

Admitted to the Military Base Hospital in Toronto with a diagnosis that reads Bronchitis


Mar 13, 1917

Discharged to duty from hospital


Mar 28, 1917

Embarked the SS Saxonia in Halifax, Nova Scotia



Apr 7, 1917

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and the battalion proceeded to the Otterpool Camp to be quarantined to check for influenza.  On leaving Otterpool, the battalion was absorbed into the 2nd Reserve Battalion in the East Sandling Camp to continue training


May 5, 1917

Sentenced to 2 days Field Punishment #2 for being absent for 4 days


Jun 4, 1917

Transferred to the 164th Battalion in Witley


Aug 18, 1917

Sentenced to 21 days Field Punishment #2 for being absent for 5 days


Mar 8, 1918

Attached to the 119th Battalion in Witley


Mar 29, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Mar 30, 1918

Arrived at the CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France as part of a draft of 1,498 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion. 


Apr 3, 1918

After leaving the base depot, Private Mellor joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Calonne Ricouart, France as part of a draft of 98 men destined to join the 21st Battalion


Apr 12, 1918

After leaving the reinforcement camp, Private Mellor joined the 21st Battalion in the front line trench south-east of Agny, France


Aug 27, 1918

While the 21st Battalion was attacking the German trenches south-east of Wancourt, France, Private Mellor received a shrapnel wound to his right leg and suffered from the effects of shell gas.  He was evacuated to the No. 8 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) for first aid before being transported to the No. 42 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for further treatment.  He was transferred the same day to the No. 12 Stationary Hospital in St. Pol, France


Aug 29, 1918

Transferred via No. 29 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 4 General Hospital in Camiers, France


Sep 21, 1918

Transferred to the No. 6 Convalescent Depot in Etaples, France


Sep 23, 1918

Transferred to the No. 10 Convalescent Depot in Ecault, France


Oct 3, 1918

Transferred to the No. 5 Rest Camp in Ecault


Oct 6, 1918

Discharged from hospital care and transferred to the CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples


Oct 16, 1918

Medical Classification changed to read TB (Temporary Base) meaning that he was fit for non combat base duty only


Feb 3, 1919

Left the CIBD and transferred to the Canadian Base Depot in Etaples, France


Mar 3, 1919

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) on proceeding to England


Mar 5, 1919

Transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Apr 5, 1919

Transferred to No. 2 Wing in Kinmel Park pending return to Canada


May 3, 1919

Embarked the HMT Royal George in Liverpool



May 14, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Toronto, Ontario


May 16, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Toronto, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 194930

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 2357 St. Clair Ave., Toronto, Ontario

Following his discharge, the British War Medal (below) and Victory Medals were sent to him at 26 Britannia Ave., Toronto, Ontario


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Oct 22, 1921

Married to Olive Elizabeth Maughan in Toronto, Ontario


Dec 22, 1957

William Mellor died while a patient in the Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital in Toronto and was buried in the Prospect Cemetery in Toronto



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