MB ChB Manch 1898.
Melling studied medicine at Manchester, London and Vienna. He held resident appointments at Ancoats Hospital Manchester, Eccles and Patricroft Hospital and at Salford Fever Hospital (Ladywell Sanatorium). Melling later settled in general practice in Hale, Cheshire. He was a member of Manchester Medical and Dermatological Societies. He died on 4 April 1931 after an operation.