The Men

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T W Y

MALLON, NORMAN

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Guardsman
2718372
17/09/1944
Irish Guards 3nd Bn.
II. B. 13.

Norman Mallon served with the 3rd battalion Irish Guards. On the 17th of September 1944 his unit was part of an operation called “Market Garden”. The Irish Guards broke out of there bridgehead at Lommel Belgium in their race to reach Arnhem. In the first minutes of the operation 9 tanks of the Irish Guards were ambushed on the road toward Valkenswaard. Heavy fighting broke out and Norman was killed trying to help a wounded soldier when a grenade hit their position.

Norman Mallon was adopted by Sarah Jane Mallon. He had a relation with Elisabeth Cardwell. Out of this relationship a son named Enoch was born. Norman was a proffesional soldier who joined the Irish Guards in 1925. He was a great example for the men around him.

More info in the book “De weg naar Valkenswaard”.