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№ 587


6 July 2004

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Pair: Colonel L. S. Mellor, who commanded the 1st Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment, throughout the Defence of Ladysmith

Afghanistan 1878-80, 1 clasp, Peiwar Kotal (Lieut., 2/8th Regt.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Defence of Ladysmith (Lt. Col., L’pool Regt.) contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine or better (2) £700-900

Llewellyn Salusbury Mellor served with the 2nd Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment, during the Afghan campaigns of 1878-80, and was present at the action of 28th November 1878, and at the battle of Peiwar Kotal (Medal with clasp). During the South African war of 1899-1900, he was in command of the 1st Battalion of the regiment during the operations in Natal in 1899, including the actions at Rietfontein and Lombard’s Kop, and throughout the Defence of Ladysmith.

On the night of 7th December Colonel Mellor and three companies of the Liverpools seized Limit Hill, thus creating a small gap through which a squadron of 19th Hussars were able to penetrate some four miles to the north, destroying the enemy’s telegraph line and burning various shelters (Despatches
London Gazette 8 February and 10 September, 1901, Queen’s medal with clasp).