Eric Leslie Mellersh

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Eric Leslie Mellersh

Birthplace: Harlesden, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: December 05, 1976 (85)
Minehead, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Frederick Henry Mellersh and Florence Ellen Mellersh
Husband of Eunice Mellersh
Father of Roy Gareth Hughesdon Mellersh and Barbara Rawlins (Mellersh)
Brother of Muriel Ethel Wells; Winifred Annie Mellersh and HEL "Charles" Mellersh

Occupation: Schoolmaster; and abt 1916 - abt 1919 Soldier
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About Eric Leslie Mellersh

Eric was brought up at 34 Nicoll Road, Harlesdon, London, NW, and in St Albans, Hertfordshire - initially at "Sherley," Clarence Road, then "Bridlemere," also in Clarence Road. For secondary schooling, from abt 1904 to abt 1909, he went to Berkhamsted School. He went to Cambridge University (Selwyn College), from abt 1909 to 1912, starting off studying maths but apparently later changing to geography. Eric became a teacher in 1912, teaching at: Rossall School, Yorkshire; St Saviour's, Ardingly, Sussex; and Monmouth Grammar School. He was an army officer from 11 December 1916 (from Officers Cadet Unit to 2nd Lieutenant (on probation) - ref: London Gazette, 20 Dec 1916, Supplement, page 12428) to about 1919 in the Royal Garrison Artillery (58th Army Brigade). On 24 January 1917 he entered the theatre of war. In 1918 Eric was mentioned in dispatches, as Lt (A./Capt) (ref: London Gazette, 20 Dec 1918, Supplement 23 Dec 1918, page 15036). Later he was awarded the Victory and British medals. Upon Marriage (1918) Eric lived at 17 Edenbridge Road, Bush Hill Park, Enfield, Middlesex, and from 1923 for about 50 years at 55 Abbey Road, Enfield. Eric was a schoolmaster at Enfield Grammar School, Middlesex, from 1921 until his retirement in 1957. Between about 1925 and 1927 he was in Switzerland, recuperating from TB. Eric was one of the first teachers nationally to take school parties abroad; from 1930 taking schoolboys to Germany (and including his own son Gareth). Interests included: chess (gained half-blue at Cambridge); crossword puzzles (won a Ximines prize from Observer newspaper); classical music (mostly on the wireless); travel (Britain & Europe); and architecture (esp ecclesiastical). After his wife Una died in 1974, Eric moved to a residential care home in Minehead, Somerset, in the same town where his daughter Barbara & son-in-law Alex lived.

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Eric Leslie Mellersh's Timeline

November 3, 1891
Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Eric was born at 26 Station Road, Harlesdon, Willesdon, London, NW.

- 1904
Age 5
St Alban's, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Dirleton House School

- 1909
Age 12
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
- 1912
Age 17
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
July 3, 1919
Age 27
Hull, City of Kingston-upon-Hull, UK

Roy Gareth was born at Governors House, HM Prison, Hedon Road, Kingston-upon-Hull, because his maternal grandfather (Alfred Hughesdon) was governor there.

March 30, 1921
Age 29
Enfield, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
December 5, 1976
Age 85
Minehead, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

Eric died at the Glendower Nursing Home, 32 Tregonwell Road, Minehead, Somerset. He had moved there a year or 2 earlier from Enfield, Middlesex, to be nearer to his daughter Barbara and son-in-law Alex, who had already lived many years in Minehead.

Age 84
Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom