Shellim, Melville David

2B3 - Melville David Shellim
   
Plot Location 2B3
Surname Shellim
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
Hebrew Name  
Spouse’s Name  
Father’s Name Edward “Eddie” Shellim
Mother’s Name Rex Howard
Other Surnames  
Sex M
Marital Status S
Maiden Name  
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
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 (Heb)  
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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