Nottingham Evening Post 12th July 1940
Claude Herbert Mallyon was born in Radcliffe on Trent in 1916, the youngest son of Edward Mallyon and Sophia Mary Payne; he had 3 sisters Lilian Pretoria, born 1900, Ellen, born 1902 and Phoebe, born 1914, and 3 brothers, Edward Arthur, born 1903, George William, born 1909 and Harvey Reuben, born 1911.
His parents lived at West End Villas, Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent in 1939 census.
He enlisted at the outbreak of war as a Private 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment, Service no 5827407, when the First Battalion was based in Devonport; it was part of 8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division.
In October 1939 they were deployed to France. In May/June 1940 the Battalion were evacuated from Dunkirk and returned to the UK.
Claude Mallyon was posted as missing during the evacuation in July 1940. However it was confirmed later that he had died of his wounds on 2nd June 1940, either during or just prior to the evacuation.
He was buried in Oostende New Communal Cemetery.