Saturday, July 25, 2015

Corporal Frank Mallinson, D.L.I. (1904 - 1945)

1. Arthuret Parish Church (St Michael and All Angels)
[Corporal Frank Mallinson is buried in the churchyard]
2. CWGC headstone of Cpl. Frank Mallinson (left)
[The headstone on the right is that of his widow, Edie]
Arthuret (St Michael) Churchyard, Longtown, Cumberland
3. CWGC headstone of Corporal Frank Mallinson
The following epitaph is written on the headstone:
"Sacred to the memory of Frank
The dear husband of Edie
And father of Joe and Tom"
4. Glenridding House on the shore of Ullswater
[Where Frank Mallinson worked as a waiter in the 1930s]
5. Patterdale and Glenridding War Memorial
[Located only a short distance from the Ullswater shore]
(Frank Mallinson is commemorated on this memorial)
 For additional information click on 'Comments' below.


Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Additional information

Some biographical information about Frank Mallinson

Corporal Frank Mallinson, Durham Light Infantry (1904 – 1945) was born in County Durham (Hetton-le-Hole district) in 1904, the son of Joseph Mallinson and Isabella Mallinson (nee Parslow). At the time of the 1911 census the Mallinson family were living at Fence Houses, East Rainton, County Durham.

Frank Mallinson died in hospital at Carlisle, Cumberland (now Cumbria) on 9 July 1945 at the age of 41 and he was buried in the churchyard at Arthuret (St Michael), Longtown [Photograph No. 1]. The primary cause of death was given as a perforated gastric ulcer.

While visiting the churchyard it was found that his widow, Edie, died in 1977 (then known as Edith Annie Bowes) and was buried in the adjacent grave to that of Corporal Mallinson [Photograph No. 2]. Photograph No. 3 is a close-up of Corporal Mallinson’s headstone. The epitaph on the headstone reads as follows:

"Sacred to the memory of Frank
The dear husband of Edie
And father of Joe and Tom".

Saturday, 25 July, 2015  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

A link to Glenridding and Ullswater in English Lakeland

In the early 1930s Frank Mallinson was working as a waiter at Glenridding House on the shore of Ullswater [seen in Photograph No. 4]. He married Edith Annie Spedding in 1932 and their first son, Joseph Norman Mallinson (“Joe”) was born at Glenridding (the family home is given as Glenridding House). The second son, Thomas Mallinson (“Tom”) was born at Longtown in 1934.

Glenridding House dates back to the early 19th Century and was a guest house / hotel for much of the 19th and 20th Centuries. To this day, after being restored, Glenridding House remains a popular venue especially for civil weddings and wedding receptions. Among the guests who have stayed here in the past was the naturalist Charles Darwin and his family in 1881.

Although not a native-born from the Ullswater area, Frank Mallinson is one of the WW2 casualties commemorated on the Patterdale and Glenridding War Memorial. According to the CWGC record his widow Edie is listed as living at Glenridding. This war memorial is located not far from the lake shore, approximately midway between the villages of Patterdale and Glenridding [Photograph No. 5].
Commonwealth War Graves Commission citation

Below is the CWGC citation for Corporal Frank Mallinson, D.L.I. (1904 – 1945):

Rank: Corporal
Service No: 4468606
Date of Death: 09/07/1945
Age: 41
Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry
Grave Reference: S.W. of church. Middle aisle.
Cemetery: ARTHURET (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD, Longtown, Cumberland
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Isabella Mallinson;
Husband of Edith Annie Mallinson, of Glenridding, Westmorland.

Dedicated to the memory of Corporal Frank Mallinson (1904 – 1945):
“Corporal Frank Mallinson.
At Rest.
A soldier of the Durham Light Infantry who answered the call to fight.
He rests in peace, but is not forgotten.”

Saturday, 25 July, 2015  

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