1. Memorial:New Irish Farm Cemetery
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.129
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour8A GQS

Awards & Titles:


Family :

Son of Edward Melland, of Alport, Bakewell, Derbyshire, and of Katharine Alice Melland, his wife.

Education & Career :

Born in New Zealand and educated at Dunedin and Oamaru before joining Shrewsbury.

he was in Chance’s (now Severn Hill) and left in 1908.

He went up to New College, Oxford and graduated.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 8/Cheshire Regiment 

Action : Other actions in Spring 1915 

The official dates cover the period from 15th June 1915 to 8th August 1915. This is the period on the Western Front following the piecemeal engagements North of the La Bassee canal at Aubers Ridge, Festubert & Givenchy but before the Battle of Loos, the largest Western Front battle of 1915.

He was gazetted as an Ex-Cadet of the Oxford O.T.C. as Temp. 2nd Lieut. in the Cheshires, then posted to the 1st West Yorkshire Regt. in October 1914 to go to the front.

Detail :

Killed in action, shot by a sniper in Flanders, Belgium, 1 July 1915, aged 26
Buried at New Irish Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Grave III. D. 17.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Apollo University No. 357 E.C.Oxfordshire

31st May 1910
25th October 1910
22nd November 1910

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