|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 Shellim née Howard|
|Title (e.g., Dr)|
|Religious Status (כ/ל/י)|
|Cause of Death|
|Other Family Data|
|Inscription (Eng)||IN LOVING MEMORY OF MELVILLE DAVID THE DEARLY BELOVED SON OF 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||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.
In a 1912 jurors’ list, the Shellims lived at 7 Peak Road.
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 in 1928 in Brighton, as the result of a fall from a horse. He was 59.
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