Australian star Melissa George's Taunton ancestors finally get headstone

The headstone for Melissa George's long lost ancestors.

The headstone for Melissa George's long lost ancestors.

First published in Somerset

A HEADSTONE in a Taunton cemetery remembers the long lost ancestors of celebrity film and television actress Melissa George.

Australian Melissa, 36, posted a photo on social networking site Twitter of a headstone in her distant family’s name.

She Tweeted: “My long lost ancestors in Taunton, Somerset, didn’t get a headstone. So we had one made. Now they have an identity.”

The actress is well-known for her role as Angel Parrish in Australian soap opera Home and Away and featured in episodes of US sitcom Friends.

The headstone remembers Frederick Charles Thames (1889-1920) and Emma Helen Mounsher (1889-1918) with parents Lillian, Reginald and Florence featuring above a message saying ‘In loving memory from their Australian family’.

Melissa has recently been involved in television series Hunted and mini-series Bag of Bones.

Do you recognise the graveyard and know where it is? E-mail

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree