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Re: Richard Melling in the British Army of the Great War.
Posted by: Peter Melling (ID *****3126) Date: September 10, 2008 at 05:13:22
In Reply to: Re: Richard Melling in the British Army of the Great War. by Peter Melling of 131

There was a Richard Melling b1888 who was a greengrocer at 156 Conway Street. This was in 1909 BTW

I am led to believe the family business at the time was Market Gardening - on the Arno in leafy Oxton on the Wirral.

This would place him as my Grandfathers' brother (George 1891).

90+% of the local men worked in Lairds shipyard at the outbreak of WW1 (inc. George) - which due to it being a 'reserved' occupation meant the employees could not be conscripted so Richard was available to volunteer.

I am following up a possible connection to the name Wilson - so there may be a tenuous Scottish connection as well.

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