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Radford Nottingham
Harold Malbon was born in 1889 at Radofrd and was the son of Frederick a forman lace maker and Mary Ann Malbon née Jacklin of Ellas Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham. His father was born in 1858 at Radford and his mother Mary Ann Jacklin was born in 1863 also at Radford they were married in Nottingham in 1881 and went on to have 12 children, sadly three died in infancy or early childhood, their children all born in Radford were; Lillian b1881, Florence b1885,Fred William b1887, Mary b1888, Harold b1889, Mabel b1898, Leslie b1902, Harold b1904 and Grace Malbon b1909. In the 1911 census the family lived at 127 Hartley Road Radford Nottingham and were shown as Frederick 53 yrs a forman lace maker he is living with his wife Mary Ann 48 yrs and their children, Florence 26 yrs a swiss lace hand, Harold 21 yrs a lace maker, Mable 13 yrs a scholar, Leslie 9 yrs a scholar, Harold 7 yrs and Grace 2 yrs. Harold married his wife Ada Hardstaff in 1912 in Nottingham they lived at 53 Cromer Road Nottingham they went on to have a daughter Phyllis Malbon born 1914 Nottingham. .
In 1911 he was a lace maker
18 Nov 1917
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1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Sergeant Harold Malbon enlisted in Nottingham and served with 'A' Coy 1/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment he served in France from February 1915 (CWGC). He was killed in action on 18th November 1917, he is buried in Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe
Article published 26th November 1917 IN THE Nottingham Evening Post :- “WEST BRIDGFORD N.C.O. DIES FROM SHELL-SHOCK. “News has been received by his parents, who reside on Ella-road, West Bridgford, of the death in France of their second son, Sergeant H. Malbon. Twenty-eight years of age, he enlisted soon after the outbreak of hostilities in the Sherwoods, and saw much active service in France and Flanders. According to a letter received from the front, Sergeant Malbon fell a victim to shell-shock. He leaves a widow and a four year-old daughter. “Mr. and Mrs. Malbon's eldest son, Bom. F. Malbon, has been badly gassed on the western front a few months ago, and is now back in England as a convalescent.” Obituaries published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 18th November 1918:- “MALBON. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Sergt. Harold Malbon, Robin Hoods, killed in action November 18th, 1917. He lived a noble life, and nobly died. Cherished memories of a loved one. – Loving wife Ada and baby Phyllis. “MALBON. – In loving memory of our dear brother, Sergt. H. Malbon, killed in action November 18th, 1918 [sic]. – Sadly missed by Lily and Will. “MALBON. – In loving memory of Sergt. Harold Malbon, Robin Hoods, killed in action November 18th, 1917. Too dearly loved to be forgotten. – Mother-in-law, Annie, George (in Italy). “MALBON. – In loving memory of brother Sergt. Harold Malbon, killed November 18th, 1917. Some day we'll understand. – Florrie and John. “MALBON. – In proud and loving memory of Sergt. Harold Malbon, killed by a shell, France, November 18th, 1917. Ever in our thoughts. – From father, mother, brothers, and sisters.” Above article and obituaries are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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