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James William Mullender

Servicenumber : 4399431
Rank : Private
Regiment : The Parachute Regiment
Unit : 11th Battalion
Date of Death : 19-08-2000
Age : 78
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 grandchildren. 
Sources: P. Mullender (grandson of James William Mullender) and 'Arnhem Their Final Battle'


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