Capt Henry Tupper Mellish (3055) was born in Plymouth in 1891, attended the College from 1903 to 1908 and playing in the 1st XI from 1906-08 and also 1st XI soccer 1906-08.

1905

EC 2nd         60     1*     & 81-7        Grange 2nd           177

EC 2nd         149-5                           Athletics 2nd         117

1906

EC              152            1               V O Beuttler XI     127

EC              103            6               Grange                194

EC 2nd         193            19              Athletics              144-6

EC              101            1               Athletics              124

EC              83              0               HMS Isis              84-3

EC              110            0*              HMS Isis              130

EC              101            2               Grange                141

EC              77              0               Rangers               89

EC              142            2*              R G Artillery         117

1907

EC              82              13              Athletics              78

EC              119            13              Grange                135

EC              93-7           6*              J A Laine XI         125

EC              115            1               Vic Coll                101

EC              46              0               Grange                152

EC              65              6               Manchester Regt   131

EC              155            11              Athletics              91

EC              174-8         0               R Artillery (Jsy)    45

EC              116            9*              R G Artillery         69

EC              55              10              United CC (Jsy)    104

EC              142            1               Grange                171

EC              151            2               Rangers               153

EC              159   37*   & 85-2   7* Vic Coll                78              & 157-7

EC 2nd         42              0               Athletics 2nd         118            1-0-10-0

EC 2nd         67     19     & 51   11    Grange 2nd           70              & 57-5

EC 2nd         139            29              Grange 2nd           117

He was awarded his colours

1908

EC 2nd         100            1               Grange 2nd           48

EC              211-5          4               HMS Cumberland  134

EC              95              0               Grange                207

EC              286-6d       0               13th Co RGA         26

EC              145-6         1               Athletics              180

EC              165            9               Grange                156

EC              112   20     & 48-1        Vic Coll                55              & 102

EC              237-2d                        2nd Bn Middlesex   110            2-0-9-0

EC              147-5d       30              Rangers               37

EC              164-5         0               Athletics              257-4         1-0-16-0

EC              188            7               R Artillery (Jsy)    134

EC              120            1               Manchester Regt   221            5.5-0-27-3

EC              83              2               Grange                150

EC              142-6         14*            F W Mourant XI    209-6d       6-1-26-3

EC              127   34     & 104-6      Vic Coll                72 & 29-4          3.3-0-12-2

He went to Sandhurst in 1910 and joined the Royal Army Service Corps as Lieutenant in 1911. He was made temporary Captain in 1914. He served in France from 1914 – 17, wounded and invalided home in 1917. On 4 October he died of wounds at 17 Craiglea Place Morningside Rd., Edinburgh, aged 26. He is buried in Edinburgh (Morningside) Cemetery.

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H T Mellish death plaque medal

Capt Francis George Ross Mockler (2951), who was a promising artist, attended Elizabeth College from 1905 to 1908 and captained the cricket team in his last year.  He was born in Norwood and the younger son of Major General and Mrs E Mockler of the Grange, St Peter Port.  He went on to train at Sandhurst and he joined the 2nd Bn Royal Irish Regiment Machine Gun Corps. He was reported missing on 2nd July 1916 from the Royal Irish Fuselliers while bombing the German 3rd line trenches and was believed to have been killed at the Somme on 1st July. He was mentioned in despatches and on 17th May was awarded the Military Cross by King George at Buckingham Palace. He has a memorial at Thiepval Memorial near the Somme and another at Le Foulon. He was considered to be one of the best all round athletes of Elizabeth College. He was captain of cricket but also played soccer in which he played 3 Muratti matches winning two and scoring 2 goals. He set a new batting record of an average of 43.6 until surpassed by JV Blad.

1905

EC              41     0       & 102-6      H F Morres           74

EC              97-9           4               Athletics              164

EC              170-2                          Rangers               150

EC              90-7           14*            Manchester Regt   172-8

EC              79     7       & 45  20*   Vic Coll                106   & 190   3-1-10-0

EC              60              0               Manchester Regt   200-9

EC              84              11              Grange                249-8         4-0-19-0

EC              121            24              Athletics              82              1.3-0-16-1

EC              170-5         0               Rangers               132           

EC              180-6         5*              Castel                 128

EC              126            23              Athletics              176            3-0-8-0

EC              322-5                          Vic Coll                83              0 for 13

EC 2nd         122            37              Grange 2nd           112            6-1-13-1

EC 2nd         149-5         8               Athletics 2nd         117            7-0-30-5

Colours awarded

1906

EC              152            18              V Beuttler XI        127            1-0-13-0

EC              70              2               Rangers               132

EC              103            44              Grange                194            4-0-27-0

EC              101            33*            Athletics              124            3-0-16-0

EC              83              2                HMS Isis              84-3           2-0-12-0

EC              110            7               HMS Isis              130

EC              105            21              Manchester Regt   71

EC              146            6               Vic Coll                124   & 95-8         1-0-5-0

EC              104-7         4               Grange                187-8

EC              86              3               Athletics              185            3-1-7-3

EC              77              9               Rangers               89              2-0-7-0

EC              170            47              Grange                124            2-0-10-1

EC              231-6         86              Athletics              83              2-2-0-1

EC              119            28              Manchester Regt   123

EC              142            42              R G Artillery         117            3.2-1-10-2

EC              136-6         40              Athletics              186-8         9-2-18-0

EC              176            8               Vic Coll       48     4-2-5-0      & 68

1907

EC              82              0               Athletics              78              11-2-29-6

EC              119            1               Grange                135            14-1-44-4

EC              93-7           2               J A Laine              125            16.4-1-42-7

EC              115   68*   & 67-2        Vic Coll                101            14-3-29-2

EC              46              10              Grange                152            13-2-41-2

EC              65              0               Manchester Regt   131            10.1-0-40-6

EC              155            17              Athletics              91              8-0-44-1

EC              174-8         19              R G Artillery (Jsy)  45              12-5-15-5

EC              116            58              R G Artillery         69              9.2-1-23-4

EC              142            79*            Grange                171            10-0-45-1

EC              151            29              Rangers               153            15-1-51-5

EC              159   18     & 85-2  50* Vic Coll                78              11.5-4-25-2

& 157-7           11.5-1-57-2

1908

EC              211-5         130*          HMS Cumberland  134            11.3-2-35-5

EC              95              30              Grange                207            11-2-67-1

EC              286-6         64              13th Coy RGA       26              4.2-1-6-6

EC              145-6         4               Athletics              180            19-4-56-6

EC              165            13              Grange                156            18-2-67-8

EC              112   56     & 48-1        Vic Coll                55              8.3-3-21-7

                                                                              & 102         15-3-39-3

EC              237-2         100            2nd Bn Middlesex   110            9.4-1-35-6

EC              147-5                           Rangers               37              7.4-1-22-4

EC              164-5         37              Athletics              257-4         18-4-70-3

EC              90-8  8       & 66-4        Athletics 2nd         43              &         56

EC              188            32              RGA(Jsy)             134            8-0-42-1

EC              120            29              Manchester Regt   221            19-0-70-3

EC              83              6               Grange                150            14-1-74-4

EC              142-6         25              F W Mourant XI    209-6d       14-2-65-1

EC              127            4                Vic Coll                72              17-4-33-9

                 & 104-6      32*                                      & 29-4

He had a brother, Major Edward Claude Mockler, who also captained the College team in 1907. He was in the Kings Own Ghurka Rifles (Malaun Regiment) and survived the war. He was the Elizabeth College Sports Champion in the three years 1905 to 1907

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Capt F G R Mockler                   Weekly Press

mockler grave

Capt F G R Mockler gravestone

Eric John Mortis (3279) was born in 1898 in Oswestry. He joined Elizabeth College in 1912 and left in 1916 playing 1st XI Cricket in 1914, 1915, Captain 1916, 1st XI Football 1914, 1st XI Hockey 1915 – 16. He took part in the 1915 Concert to raise funds for footballs for the troops. He shot for House in the McCrea Competition in June 5th 1916.

1913

EC 2nd                 139            0               Victoria AC           155-8

EC              55              2               Grange                82

EC              120            6               F W Mourant        XI     89

EC              129            3               F W Mourant XI    107

EC              127            1               Grange                67

EC              112-5d       0               Rangers               58     & 81

Awarded 2nd XI colours

1914

EC              73              13              Grange                173

EC              234-4                          F W Mourant XI    97

EC              150-5                          Grange                102-3

EC              267-3                          Vic Coll                155   & 88-3

EC              157            27              R G Artillery          47

EC              62              5               Green Howards     167

EC              164-2                          HMS Superb         66     0 for 17         & 46-2

EC              142-3                          F W Mourant XI    199-7

EC              138            3               Garrison              187-8

EC              342-8         30              Vic Coll                127

EC              128            1               Grange                94

EC              222-3d       4*              Athletics              131

1915

No records of EC matches, however there are snippets of information:

Against Victoria College he took 3 for 45 in their win. The following week he scored 65 against the Athletics and a month later having got the taste for success he scored 100 again versus the Athletics. He was awarded his colours.

1916

EC              204            34              2nd Bn RGLI         54              8 for 32

EC              191            37              E B Waite XI        111            6 for 66

EC              185-7         3               4th Staffordshires  132            5 for 49

EC              149            0               Vic Coll                210   4 for 86         & 87-1

EC              91-2                            A Maunder XI       200            5 for 45

EC              108            17              Athletics              86              3 for 20

EC              121-3                          RGLI          74     2 for 23    & 96-9  2 for 5

EC              121            31              Vic Coll                203            4 for 68

EC              98              1               N Staffordshires    92              1 for 16

In July he took 8 for 68 against Castel Cornet CC, and in his last match he took 6 for 60 against A Maunder’s XI.

He was described as a good slow bowler, with much command over the ball. As captain he made the best of the material at his disposal but often failed to win the toss. A moderate right-handed bat but excellent field.

On active service he was 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry “C” Coy 1st Battalion, commissioned aged 18 in 1916. He went to the front line in 1917 and died on 11 April 1918, killed in action at Le Doulieu, while leading his platoon, aged 19 and buried at Trois Arbres Cemetery in North France.

Capt Andrew Vere Myles (3090, played 2nd XI in 1908) was invalided home in 1914.

EC 2nd         189            0               Athletics 2nd XI     83     7-1-25-1

EC 2nd         100            3               Grange 2nd XI       48     3.1-0-10-3

His brother Capt Philip Henry Myles (3089), was born in Muree, India. He was educated at Ripley Court, at Bedford Grammar and at College from 1904 to 1906, becoming the shot putt champion. While at the latter he was awarded the Royal Humane Society’s medal for saving the life of a drowning man in a gale in August 1904 at Havelet Bay.

1905

EC              41     0       & 102-6   7 H F Morres XI       74              3-0-14-2

EC              90-7           28*            Manchester Regt   172-8

EC              79     0       & 45   1      Vic Coll                106   & 190     1-0-2-0

EC              60              16              Manchester Regt   200-9

EC              84              0               Grange                249            2-0-10-2

EC              121            51              Athletics              82

EC              170-5d       2               Rangers               132-5

EC              180-6         26              Castel                 128

EC              126            19              Athletics              176

EC              322-5         0               Vic Coll                83

EC 2nd         122            11              Grange 2nd           112            2-0-8-0

EC 2nd         34     9       & 72   10    Athletics 2nd         59     & 72-3    3-0-7-1

He was awarded his colours

1906

EC              152            2               V Beuttler XI        127

EC              70              9               Rangers               132            12.4-0-52-5

EC              103            15              Grange                194            7.5-1-46-3

EC              101            23              Athletics              124            6-0-24-1

EC              83              19              HMS Isis              84-3           3-1-6-0

EC              110            14              HMS Isis              130            11-1-50-3

EC              105            5               Manchester Regt   71              10-1-44-3

EC              146            63              Vic Coll                124            8-2-22-2                                                                                     & 95-8  5-1-18-1

EC              104-7         5               Grange                187-8         9-0-51-0

EC              86              5               Athletics              185            9-1-63-3

EC              77              0               Rangers               89              14.4-2-38-8

EC              170            13              Grange                124            7-0-32-0

EC              231-6         19              Athletics              83              9-1-41-3

EC              119            3               Manchester Regt   123            9-0-40-2

EC              142            3               R Gsy Artillery      117            4-0-16-0

EC              136-6          13              Athletics              186-8         5-1-28-0

EC              176            26              Vic Coll                48              6-1-17-1

                                                                             & 68           10-3-24-2

He joined the 41st Dogras and was killed at Mesopotamia (Iraq) at the Battle of Sheikh Saad in January 1916 and his memorial is at Amara War Cemetery

He entered Sandhurst January 1907 and in September 1908 was gazetted as 2nd Lieut., Indian Army; in October 1909 joined 41st Dogras. On the outbreak of the war, was Quarter-Master of the Regiment, and served in that capacity on active service. He left India October 1914, and was on the Western Front till August 1915. With his regiment he left France for Egypt, whence they were ordered to Mesopotamia. Was killed in action at Orah on January 13th 1916, with the Kut Relief Force’

Another brother, the youngest of the three, Maurice Trevor Myles also attended Elizabeth College and was wounded on 17th April 1915 and died three days later and is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery. They were the sons of Major E H Myles and Alice Caroline Myles of Folkestone.