Claude Frederick Melbourne

Male24 January 1910–2 December 1998

Brief Life History of Claude Frederick

When Claude Frederick Melbourne was born on 24 January 1910, in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Frederick Charles Melbourne, was 29 and his mother, Clara Lawton, was 31. He married Edith Caroline Chant on 18 November 1933, in Brighton, South Australia, Australia. He immigrated to London, England, United Kingdom in 1925. He died on 2 December 1998, in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, at the age of 88, and was buried in North Brighton Cemetery, North Brighton, South Australia, Australia.

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Claude Frederick Melbourne
Edith Caroline Chant
Marriage: 18 November 1933

Sources (4)

  • Claude Frederick Melbourne, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Claude Frederick Melbourne, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Claude Frederick Melbourne, "Australia, South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1933Brighton, South Australia, Australia
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

    1915 · Zeppelins Over London

    Age 5

    On May 31, 1915 a German zeppelin went over London in dark of night. It released a bomb over the city killing 28 people and wounding 60. 


    Age 30

    Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly East Midlands): habitational name from Melbourne (Derbyshire), Melbourn (Cambridgeshire), or Melbourne in Thornton (East Yorkshire). The Derbyshire placename derives from Old English myln ‘mill’ + burna ‘spring, stream’. The Cambridgeshire placename may derive from an Old English personal name Melda + Old English burna. The Yorkshire placename derives from Old English middel ‘middle’ + burna. There has been some confusion with Milburn and Malbon .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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