- James William Mullender was born on 18 march 1922. Before the war
he was an apprentice bricklayer. He lived at 38 Marmion Road, West
Hartlepool. In 1942 Mullender joined the Army and served with the Green
Howards. He later transferred to the Parachute Regiment where he served with the Mortar Platoon, Support
Company, 11th Battalion. On 18 september 1944 Mullender landed near
Arnhem, most likely he landed on Ginkel Heath. In the days that
followed, during the fighting in Arnhem and Oosterbeek, Mullender was shot five times.
He was wounded in the arm and back and was eventually captured in the Old Church
area at Oosterbeek. He was treated in a hospital in Apeldoorn and spent the remainder of the
war in prisoner of war camp. He returned to England in may 1945.
- Mullender married in 1947 and worked as a bricklayer again. He and
his wife lived at Owton Manor, Hartlepool. They had 4 children and 8