Mellor entered Gosden in September 1930, transferred to Long Sutton in September 1933 and left in September 1939.

He was in Hyde Games House and gained the Oxford School Certificate with matriculation exemption in July 1939. On leaving school he was employed with Messrs Thomas May & Co., incorporated accountants, of Leicester, as an articled pupil.

Mellor volunteered for the Royal Air Force as soon as he was old enough, was sent to Canada in 1942 for training, and gained his “wings” in March 1943. He was retained in Canada as a Sergeant Pilot for instructional purposes and lost his life in a flying accident on 8th July 1943, a few days before his 20th birthday.

(Extract from The Sower December 1943)