• Short Summary

    Victoria Cross winner Rev. Edward Noel Mellish returns to Deptford where he is given a hero's welcome.

  • Description

    Deptford, London.

    Victoria Cross winner Rev. Edward Noel Mellish returns to Deptford where he is given a hero's welcome. Opens with shot of Lord Mayor standing beside coach; police on horseback in BG. Rev. Mellish gets out; tall; bespectacled; wears an ecclesiastic collar under his army uniform. Following him is a man in a powdered wig.

    Next shot of a procession down the street: Mellish; army officers; Lord Mayor; walking down street past crowd; bunch of boys in uniforms with hats turned up like Australians stand at the right. CU Army officer with big white moustache; as they walk by. Shot of Rev. Mellish talking to young soldiers. Mellish; facing camera and speaking; standing with some very young looking boys in soldiers' uniforms with rifles. Pan to Lord Mayor; next to Mellish. Celebration. World War One; honours; decorations. Religion; military.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1850.04
    Media URN:
    71279
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:05:00 / 01:03:01:00
    Canister:
    ON 011 D aka G 0379 B

Comments (4)

  1. jamied says

    "E Noel Mellish" is Edward Noel Mellish.

    As well as being awarded the Victoria Cross he also won a Military Cross.

    Mr Mellish was the first member of the army chaplaincy to be awarded a Victoria Cross. The actions for which he won the distinction are here.....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed
    ward_Noel_Mellish

  2. conijoni says

    bunch of boys in uniforms with hats turned up like Australians - these are members of the Incorporated Church Scout Patrols, ICSP, a scouting organisation set up by the Church Lads Brigade for lads of 10 to 15 years of age.

    some very young looking boys in soldiers' uniforms with rifles - these are Cadets from the Church Lads Brigade, for older teenage lads.
    .
    Rev Mellish was a CLB Officer before the Great War.

  3. AlanJM says

    It looks like the first part of this is shot in Lewisham Way around the junctions with Tanner's Hill & Lucas Street. The second part is definitely outside the old Deptford Town Hall in New Cross Road (near Laurie Grove).

  4. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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