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Corporal Frank Mallinson
Durham Light Infantry
Born January 1904 in Hetton-
le- Hole, County Durham
Died 9th July 1945 (Age 41) Carlisle
Son of Joseph and Isabella (nee Parslow) Mallinson
Husband of Edith Annie (nee Spedding) Mallinson, of Glenridding, Westmorland
Father of Joseph (born 1932) and Thomas (born 1934)
Frank Mallinson was born around 1904 in Hetton-
He married Edith Annie Bowes Spedding in Carlisle around July 1932 and on Christmas Day 1932 their first child, Joseph Norman Mallinson, was born. Their address at that time was stated as Glenridding House where Frank was working as a Waiter. Their second son, Thomas V Mallinson was born in Longtown, Cumberland which is close to where Frank is buried but this may have been a temporary relocation, as the CWGC Certificate states Edith's home as Glenridding.
So far we have been unable to find any details of Frank Mallinson's military service. We do not even know the Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry that he served in which would have at least given us a clue to his location and any action he may have been involved in. We do know that he died on the 9th July 1945 at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle of a perforated gastric ulcer. On his death certificate his occupation is given as a “Hotel Waiter”, still at Glenridding House, so it is possible that by this time he had left the army, although this does not tie in with his probate record (see below). His brother in law JW Spedding was present at his death.
Corporal Frank Mallinson is remembered and commemorated on The Patterdale War Memorial, in Arthuret Churchyard, Longtown, Nr Carlisle (SW of Church, Middle Aisle).
Frank's widow, Edith Mallinson, died on the 25th April 1977 and was buried alongside her husband in Arthuret Churchyard (see photo below). His son Joseph Norman Mallinson was born in Glenridding on the 25th December 1932 and married Margaret Lloyd in the Wigan area in early 1957. His youngest son Thomas V Mallinson was born in Longtown, Cumberland around June 1934 and married Patricia Rimmer towards the end of 1964.
His older brother William was born at Coal Bank, County Durham around 1900. The last record found was in the 1911 census with his family at Fence Houses, East Rainton in County Durham. His younger brother Norman was born at East Rainton, County Durham around 1907. The last record found was in the 1911 census with his family at Fence Houses, East Rainton in County Durham. His sister Margaret Ethel was born at East Rainton, County Durham around 1909. The last record found was in the 1911 census with her family at Fence Houses, East Rainton in County Durham.
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Frank’s Probate Record (above) and below a copy of his death certificate.