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