The Mellors Family

In 1911 the Mellors family  lived at the Huts, Dinnington, Rotherham, Charles Mellors (b. 1872 in Mansfield) was a miner, with his wife Annie Elizabeth nee Marsh (b. 1873 in Chesterfield, they had married in Chesterfield in 1892) along with their children William b. 1900 Chesterfield, Samuel B. 1903, Alfred b. 1906, Maud b. 1907 Hemsworth, Ethel b. 1909 Hemsworth, Rose b. 1910 Worksop, and later,  Harry b. 1915 Doncaster.

It is unsure when Charles joins up, but he serves with the Notts & Derby Regiment (No. 7463) possibly stationed at sometime in Sunderland. The family were living at 95 Staveley Street, Edlington when they fell on hard times.  On 12 February 1916 the children were admitted to the workhouse by the NSPCC. On 4 July 1916  mother Annie is also admitted to the workhouse giving her address as Peacock Yard, Low Pavement, Chesterfield and is discharged three days  later on 7th July, 1916.

The fate of the children was:

Samuel admitted to workhouse 12.2.16 until 24.2.16

Alfred admitted to workhouse 12.2.16 until 25.2.16 discharged to childrens home/cottage home, again  4.7.16 until 12.7.16, then 30.7.18 until 5.10.18  and 13.2.20 until 19.5.20.

Maud admitted to workhouse 12.2.16 until 25.2.16 discharged to childrens home/cottage home, again  11.10.19 until 31.10.19 and  15.6.22 until 10.7.22

Ethel admitted to workhouse 12.2.16 until 25.2.16 discharged to childrens home/cottage home, and  27.1.20 until 3.2.20.

Rose admitted to workhouse 12.2.16 until 25.2.16 discharged to childrens home/cottage home, again on  25.1.19 until 8.2.19, then on 20.5.19 until 28.10.19 and 22.3.20 until 3.5.20.

Harry admitted to workhouse 12.2.16 until 2.5.18 discharged to childrens home/cottage home.

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