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VC691   The Reverend Edward Noel Mellish

BORN   24 December 1880

DIED   8 July 1962   AGE   81

VC Won   27-29 March 1916   AGE   35

Place VC Won   St. Eloi, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   The Reverend Edward Noel Mellish   No.      

VC Issue No.   691   Awards   VC   MC

Regiment   Army Chaplain's Department attached 4th Royal Fusiliers


Now   Royal Army Chaplains Department

Rank VC Won   Captain, Temporary Chaplain

Rank End Of Career   Captain, Temporary Chaplain

Place Of Birth   Oakleigh Park, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 'The Court House', South Petherton, Somerset, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St Mary the Virgin Church, Great Dunmow, Essex, England

Cremated   Weymouth Crematorium, Quibo Lane, Weymouth, Dorset, England

Date Buried/Cremated   13 July 1962

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   Church path

Gazetted   20 April 1916

VC Presented   12 June 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on plaque of incumbents at St Mary the Virgin Church, Great Dunmow, Essex

P  Memorial plaque, High Street, Great Dunmow, Essex

P  VC plaque at Lewisham Civic Centre, London

P  Named on Victoria Cross mural, Lewisham Shopping Centre, Lewisham, s.e. London

Name on honours board, Old Deptford Town Hall, New Cross Road, New Cross, S E London

By The Way…

He was the second clergyman to be awarded the VC and first of the First World War

And officiated at the wedding of (525) Sidney Frank Godley VC

VC Held By

Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (City of London) Museum, H M Tower of London, London, England



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