Saturday 16 August 2014

Darton, John Taylor Mellor Plaque, All Saints Church

John Taylor Mellor is remembered on this brass plaque
in the chancel of All Saints Church Darton (photo taken 2 August 2014)

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by Nigel Croft (the light conditions and the reflections on the plaque made this difficult to photograph - it is also very high up on the wall - we said we should come back with a step ladder!)

To the Glory of God and In Loving Memory / of / John Taylor Mellor / who died in the Service of his Country / at Boyelles in France March 16th 1918 / aged 36 years / A faithful Clerk, Sexton and Chorister / of this Parish for a period of 16 years / Right Dear in the Sight of the Lord / is the Death of his Saints.

There are no names on the War Memorial Cross in Darton Churchyard, but John is also remembered in the History of All Saints Church Darton, written by James Dearnley some years later.

John is buried in the Boyelles Communal Cemetery Extension in France and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.


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