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Henrietta Mellett

In memory of:

Nursing Sister Henrietta Mellett

October 10, 1918

Military Service






Canadian Army Medical Corps


15 General Hospital

Additional Information


October 21, 1883
Galway, Ireland


November 13, 1917
London, Ontario

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

Commemorated on Page 469 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


County Dublin, Irish Republic

Grave Reference:

410. A62.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Henrietta Mellett– © IWM (WWC H22-26)
  • House– This is the house in London where Nurse Mellett lived. RIP.
  • Photo of Henrietta Mellett– Nursing Sister Henrietta Mellet from the December 1918 edition of the Christmas Echo published in London Ontario --And in the Morning
  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press October 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Diary– From the War Diary of the 15th Canadian Field Hospital, recording the death of Nursing Sister Mellett.
  • Grave Marker– Grave of Nursing Sister Henrietta Mellett, St. Jerome Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland. More information can be found at
  • Newspaper Clipping– Adventurous Canadian family of Sister Mellett, enlisted in London Ontario [Image 1916 City Directory BOWEN.] 
Yukon Museum - "Reverend R.J. Bowen came from England in 1895 and served first at Forty Mile, Yukon. Reverend Bowen and Susan Mellett were married by Bishop Bompas. 
Bowen was recalled from the Diocese of Alaska in 1897 to proceed to Dawson City where he built the first log church, St. Paul's. Unfortunately Reverend Bowen contracted typhoid malarial fever in 1899 and was forced to return to England to recover. He was recalled to the Yukon by Bishop Bompas, accepting the mission at Whitehorse, he arrived on August 1, 1900. He held his first services in a tent and lived in a 12 x 14 tent alongside. In October, 1900, he supervised the construction of the church, the present Old Log Church Museum, and the foundation was laid for the rectory on January 4, 1901. This was completed and occupied in June, 1901. In May, 1903, Reverend Bowen was again forced to leave the Yukon due to severe illness. 
He worked in Nanaimo and Ladysmith, BC, before retiring to London, Ontario. Reverend Bowen died in 1952.

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