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Noel Mellish VC: gallant curate

Our first individual Londoner was a gallant clergyman who risked his life repeatedly to save his comrades:

Edward Noel Mellish was a 33-year-old assistant curate at the beautiful St Paul’s church in Deptford at the start of the First World War. Less than a year after joining the army as a chaplain, his bravery in action was rewarded with Britain’s highest medal for gallantry: the Victoria Cross.

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Posted by on 16 January 2012 in Award-winners, Events


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