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Henrietta “Marion” Mellett

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Henrietta “Marion” Mellett

Birth
Roundstone, County Galway, Ireland
Death
10 Oct 1918 (aged 40)
County Dublin, Ireland
Burial
Harold's Cross, County Dublin, Ireland Add to Map
Plot
A. 410, Grave 62, 14303
Memorial ID
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Nursing Sister Henrietta Mellett,
Canadian Army Medical Corps.
15th Canadian General Hospital.

The 15th Canadian General Hospital was based at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire, in the home of Lord and Lady Astor.
It was commenced in December 1914 as the Duchess of Connaught's Red Cross Hospital, but was re-designated in September 1917.


Henrietta was from Co. Galway, known to her family as Marion.
Her death notice said she was "murdered by the Huns".

Daughter of John Mellett and Elizabeth née Conway Mellett, of Roundstone, Co. Galway.

In the 1901 census of Ireland, the Mellett family were living at Roundstone, Co. Galway.
The premises were described as a "Hotel", which had 13 rooms.
Present were,
John Mellett, aged 69, a Scripture Reader, married, born in Co. Galway,
Elizabeth, his wife, aged 62, a House Keeper, married, born in Co. Galway.
Delia Jane, daughter, aged 34, born in Mayo,
Charlotte, daughter, aged 24, born in Co. Galway,
Heneritta (stet), daughter, aged 22, born in Co. Galway, [dob 1879]

Kathleen grand daughter, aged 5, born in Co. Dublin.
Edmond, grandson, aged 4, born in Co. Dublin,
a domestic servant and a boarder were also present.

In the 1911 census, John and Elizabeth Mellett were still living in Rounstone. John was 80 years old, and Elizabeth was 73 years old. They had been married 51 years and had 12 children, all of whom were still alive.

Henrietta "Hetty" Mellett arrived in Canada in August 1908, where she was recorded as a 27 year old Teacher [dob 1881].
She enlisted on 22 January 1918, at London, Ontario, giving a date of birth of 21 October 1883 [this may be incorrect].

In 1911, Henrietta Mellett was working as a nurse at Victoria Hospital, London.
She joined the Red Cross at the outbreak of the War and served in France, Egypt, and England.
She transferred to the Canadian Army Medical Corps in early 1918. At the time of her death, she was with the 15th Canadian General Hospital, which was based at Nancy Astor's Cliveden House, in Buckinghamshire.

Sister of
Patrick Mellett, d. 14 June 1914.
Margaret Mellett, d. 14 December 1930.
Julia A. Mellett, d. 26 May 1953.
who are also buried in this grave

She was drowned in the sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster off Dublin, on 10th October 1918, following a torpedo attack by a German Submarine, 16 miles east of Dublin, whilst enroute from Kingstown [now Dun Laoghaire] to Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales.

Cemetery records note her burial on 16 October 1918, said to be aged 38.
Her brother Lt. Com. W.J. Mellett, of 38 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin, made the funeral arrangements.

Her name is included in
R.M.S. Leinster Casualties I - Z

Her name is included in the
Mount Jerome Cemetery War Memorial
Nursing Sister Henrietta Mellett,
Canadian Army Medical Corps.
15th Canadian General Hospital.

The 15th Canadian General Hospital was based at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire, in the home of Lord and Lady Astor.
It was commenced in December 1914 as the Duchess of Connaught's Red Cross Hospital, but was re-designated in September 1917.


Henrietta was from Co. Galway, known to her family as Marion.
Her death notice said she was "murdered by the Huns".

Daughter of John Mellett and Elizabeth née Conway Mellett, of Roundstone, Co. Galway.

In the 1901 census of Ireland, the Mellett family were living at Roundstone, Co. Galway.
The premises were described as a "Hotel", which had 13 rooms.
Present were,
John Mellett, aged 69, a Scripture Reader, married, born in Co. Galway,
Elizabeth, his wife, aged 62, a House Keeper, married, born in Co. Galway.
Delia Jane, daughter, aged 34, born in Mayo,
Charlotte, daughter, aged 24, born in Co. Galway,
Heneritta (stet), daughter, aged 22, born in Co. Galway, [dob 1879]

Kathleen grand daughter, aged 5, born in Co. Dublin.
Edmond, grandson, aged 4, born in Co. Dublin,
a domestic servant and a boarder were also present.

In the 1911 census, John and Elizabeth Mellett were still living in Rounstone. John was 80 years old, and Elizabeth was 73 years old. They had been married 51 years and had 12 children, all of whom were still alive.

Henrietta "Hetty" Mellett arrived in Canada in August 1908, where she was recorded as a 27 year old Teacher [dob 1881].
She enlisted on 22 January 1918, at London, Ontario, giving a date of birth of 21 October 1883 [this may be incorrect].

In 1911, Henrietta Mellett was working as a nurse at Victoria Hospital, London.
She joined the Red Cross at the outbreak of the War and served in France, Egypt, and England.
She transferred to the Canadian Army Medical Corps in early 1918. At the time of her death, she was with the 15th Canadian General Hospital, which was based at Nancy Astor's Cliveden House, in Buckinghamshire.

Sister of
Patrick Mellett, d. 14 June 1914.
Margaret Mellett, d. 14 December 1930.
Julia A. Mellett, d. 26 May 1953.
who are also buried in this grave

She was drowned in the sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster off Dublin, on 10th October 1918, following a torpedo attack by a German Submarine, 16 miles east of Dublin, whilst enroute from Kingstown [now Dun Laoghaire] to Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales.

Cemetery records note her burial on 16 October 1918, said to be aged 38.
Her brother Lt. Com. W.J. Mellett, of 38 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin, made the funeral arrangements.

Her name is included in
R.M.S. Leinster Casualties I - Z

Her name is included in the
Mount Jerome Cemetery War Memorial

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  • Created by: John
  • Added: Apr 26, 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/51639820/henrietta-mellett: accessed ), memorial page for Henrietta “Marion” Mellett (4 Nov 1877–10 Oct 1918), Find a Grave Memorial ID 51639820, citing Mount Jerome Cemetery and Crematorium, Harold's Cross, County Dublin, Ireland; Maintained by John (contributor 47032041).