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on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Harry Manners Mellor -

Unknown person Name : Harry Manners Mellor

Son of : Salusbury Manners Mellor and Daisy Winifred S Mellor (née Green), of St Helens, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1902, London.

Married : 1935, Diana Marian Wyld, at Hatfield, Hertfordshire.
  Census information :

1911 : Salusbury and Daisy Mellor, with their children including Harry aged 7, are at St Helens House, St Helens, Isle of Wight. Salusbury Mellor is of independent means.

  Service Details :

Wing-Commander Harry Manners Mellor, Royal Air Force.

Promotion history :
15 Aug 1923 : Flight Cadet to Pilot Officer
15 Feb 1925 : Pilot Officer to Flying Officer
27 Feb 1929 : Flying Officer to Flight Lieutenant
  1 Dec 1936 : Flight Lieutenant to Squadron Leader
  1 Jan 1940 : Squadron leader to Wing Commander

He was appointed M.V.O. (4th class) in the King's Birthday Honours List of 31 Mar 1936, having been Air Equerry to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII).
Casualty Details :

Died : 26 May 1940, aged 37.

Commemorated at : Runnymede Air Forces Memorial, Surrey.

Memorial panel (courtesy of Findagrave)

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Bembridge War Memorial
Bembridge Holy Trinity Church War Memorial
St Helens Parish War Memorial
Ryde Borough War Memorial WW II
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

Isle of Wight County Press, 1 June 1940

National Probate Calendar, 1941
  Further information :

Aircraft :Bristol Beaufort Mk.I L4450 OA-F of 22 Sqn.
:Flying Officer F R Jamieson CWGC record ...
:Pilot Officer H J Cook CWGC record ...
:LAC A D Mackenzie CWGC record ...

The squadron, based at North Coates, was engaged in mine-laying activities. The aircraft in which Wing Cdr Mellor was flying was lost without trace while laying mines in Schiling Road north of Wilhelmshaven.

Mellor was commissioned in the Royal Air Force prior to World War II and had attended course at the RAF Staff College, and in the operation of torpedoes.
  Acknowledgments :

John Bloodworth for R.A.F. research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 17 Apr 2015


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