William Mellor

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Captain (retired) William Mellor, D.S.O., R.N. (20 August, 1874 – 10 May, 1928) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Walton.

Mellor was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 20 August, 1894.

Mellor was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1906.

Mellor served in Minerva from 11 September 1906 to 21 September 1908. In August 1908, Captain Clarke noted that Mellor had a slight speech impediment that did not appear to interfere with his duties.


After commanding the Naval Reserve drill ship Eaglet,[1] Mellor was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 14 January, 1921. He would die at his residence in Liverpool in mid-1928, of pneumonia.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James R. P. Hawksley
Captain of H.M.S. Victorious
30 Oct, 1911 – 17 Jan, 1912
Succeeded by
John M. D. E. Warren
Preceded by
Frederic H. Walter
Captain of H.M.S. Odin
27 Feb, 1912[2] – 27 Feb, 1914
Succeeded by
Cathcart R. Wason
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Manica
16 May, 1915[3] – Oct, 1915
Succeeded by
Arthur G. Warren
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Canning
Oct, 1915 – 17 Jun, 1916
Succeeded by
Robert R. Rosoman
Preceded by
Francis E. Travers
Divisional Naval Transport Officer, Salonika
4 Aug, 1917 – 29 Jan, 1918
Succeeded by
Charles H. Forbes


  1. "Obituary." The Times (London, England), Saturday, May 12, 1928, Issue 44891, p.16.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1914). p. 351.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 41q.