|Given Name(s)||Melville David|
|Place of Birth|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||July 28, 1905|
|Date of Birth (Heb)|
|Date of Death (Eng)||August 12, 1905|
|Date of Death (Heb)|
|Age at Death||15 days|
|Father’s Name||Edward “Eddie” Shellim|
|Mother’s Name||Rex Howard|
|Title (e.g., Dr)|
|Religious Status (כ/ל/י)|
|Cause of Death|
|Other Family Data||Sister: Eryl Valerie Shellim (b. September 18, 1915; d. January 18, 1975, Lewes, East Sussex, England)|
|Inscription (Eng)||IN LOVING MEMORY|
THE DEARLY BELOVED SON
EDWARD & REX SHELLIM
BORN 28TH. JULY 1905
DIED 12TH. AUGUST 1905.
“THE LORD GAVE, AND THE LORD
HATH TAKEN AWAY: BLESSED BE
THE NAME OF THE LORD”
|Inscription (Other)||“89” at bottom edge of slab|
|Historical||Melville was born at home, which the Hong Kong Weekly Press noted as “Kurrahjeen”. This was 7 Peak Road, which today is Old Peak Road. He also died at home.|
Edward Shellim was the chairman of HSBC from 1908 – 1912. He also served as the president of Ohel Leah. The Shellims were also related to the Sassoons.
A story carried in the Hong Kong Daily Press on October 9, 1918, says that Edward retired from the management of Messrs. David Sassoon & Co. and left HK for Japan. A 1928 story says that he went to Shanghai for two years before settling in the UK. In any case, he died on December 7, 1928 in Brighton, as the result of a fall from a horse. He was 59.
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