Robert John MELLOR

Male 1891 - 1918  (~ 27 years)    Has no ancestors and no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Robert John MELLOR 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Mar Q 1891  Willaston, Cheshire, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • POS
      GRO ref: Mellor, Robert John q2 1893 Nantwich  RD 8a 358; GRO online index shows mother's maiden name as Farrington

      However, at marriage his mother's name and occupation was entered instead of his father's, suggesting he was illegitimate.
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1917  Gore Court Camp, Tunstall, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • At the time of his marriage
    Military Service to 25 Jul 1918 
    Died 25 Jul 1918 
    CWGC entry for Robert John MELLOR
    CWGC entry for Robert John MELLOR
    Robert's wife had been previously married to a Goatham
    Buried Étaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (Research):Which Robert J Mellor married Sarah Ann Gotham née Higgins?
      Without the expence of buying the marriage certificate, the answer can be found in the register of soldier's effects.
      Mellor is a north country surname, but Sarah appeared to have remarried in Milton Reg District in 1920, not to have moved up north to live with her husband after the war. With no death registration in the Milton area I guessed that Robert may have died in WW1.
      Several with the name (or close enough) died in WW1, but most before Sarah's marriage to a Robert J Mellor. That left the one who died on 25 July 1918.
      The register of soliders' effects shows that he died leaving a widow Sarah A.
      The HMSO list of soliders who died in the Great War (in database form on Ancestry) shows that this Robert was born in Willaston, Cheshire.
      Looking for him in the 1901 and 1911 censuses shows he was born about 1892. As he was single at the time of the 1911 census, looking at marriages shows that no other Robert Mellor married a Sarah between 1911 and 1918, so it would seem reasonably certain that it was this Robert J Mellor who Sarah married.
    Person ID I4937  Teresa's tree
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2019 

    Family Sarah Ann HIGGINS,   b. Dec Q 1881, Sittingbourne, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec Q 1948, Sittingbourne Reg Dist, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Banns of marriage 12 Aug 1917  Holy Trinity Church, Sittingbourne, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From register entry (image on FMP, viewed 3 April 2019)
    Married 31 Aug 1917  Milton Reg Dist, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • GRO ref: Goatham      , Sarah A to Mellor, Robert J q3 1917 Milton RD 2a 2247
      I can't find another Sarah A to fit this marriage so I think this one must have marr again
      (on freeBMD Reg Dist shown as Wilton for Robert - correction submitted, 12-2/2011)
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F330  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart

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