Thomas Hindson Mellish

Key Information

Name: Thomas Hindson Mellish
DoB:  September 5 1894
Regt:  Sergt., 16th Battalion Royal Scots. 270876
DoD: Killed in action, 22 October, 1917. Commemorated on Tyne Cot memorial.
Academic Career: adm. Sept.1909 Left, July, 1913.  Pupil teacher, Aug. 1911. School Master.
Biographical Information:

  • Thomas was the only son of William Mellish and Sarah Hindson. He had a younger sister Evelyn Mary. William was a railwayman – a platform inspector in 1901 and 1911 – and assistant stationmaster in 1917. He was the son of a farm labourer and was born in Sebergham. Sarah was the daughter of a stonemason from Lazonby. According to Thomas’ attestation papers the family was Wesleyan. Thomas was 5’8 and a half inches tall. At the time of Thomas’ death the family was living at Station House, Halifax.