MALLION, Leslie Charles

No.5831015, Private, Leslie Charles MALLION
Aged 22

2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment
Killed in Action on Saturday, 14th February 1942

Leslie Charles Mallion was born in Hundon (Risbridge Q4-1919 4A:1774), son of Harry [9/2/1893] and Eliza Rebecca [29/10/1895] MALLION (née MURKIN).

His widower father, a retired farm worker, was at Coltsfoot Green, Wickhambrook in September 1939 at Hundon Hall Cottages in September 1939 (1 closed record)
In Newmarket, Q4-1940, he married Sylvia Decimore MAYES [9/8/1921]. She was living with her parents Arthur and Nellie MAYES at 8 High Street, Hundon in September 1939 (2 closed records) and later (1947) married Leonard G.CUTHBERT. Leslie's daughter Thelma V. was born in Q3-1941.

Leslie was killed in the last full day of fighting in Singapore, the battalion defending Braddell Road. They were ordered to surrender to the Japanese on Sunday, 15th February 1942.

photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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Leslie Mallion is commemorated on the Singapore memorial, column 59

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