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Sergeant Maurice Bernard Mallinson

  For almost 90 years a local hero was forgotten from the War Memorial at the corner of West Street.   Sgt Maurice Mallinson was killed in the 1st World War but, for some unkown reason his name was ommitted from the memorial.   Maurice's family got in touch with the group after efforts elsewhere proved futile and, with money raised by the group and the War Memorials Commission, we finally ensured that the mistake was rectified.

Who was Maurice Mallinson?

  Maurice was a sergeant (Reg.No.10971) who served in the
        9th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.
  He was born in Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland the son of Henry & Emily Mallinson.   His father was a bank manager.   Maurice married Emily Bean in 1915 and they lived in Crossbeck Terrace, Normanby.
  He was shot on 28th of September 1916 in the 1st battle of the Somme & died 3 days later on 1st of October aged 23 years old.
  He is buried in the British Cemetery near the village of Puchevillers about 19 kilometres north-east of Amiens.

Normanby War Memorial

  A small service was held on Saturday 17th November 2007 to unveil the entry and offer respects to Sgt Mallinson.   Members of his family, including his Grandson John who had travelled up from Falmouth, attended the service.
  More information on this war memorial and on those names inscribed upon it is provided at the North Yorkshire War Memorials  website.