Islip Remembers - exhibition until 14 November
In case any members would like to come to this –
Exhibition (St Nicholas, Islip 11-5pm daily ) contains 40 laminated posters giving details of the 25 local people killed in action with photographs, Commonwealth War Graves Commission details, and biographies
(as much as known) plus 52 others who fought and survived with details of where they lived, worked and died, supported by photographs and newspaper cuttings including Robert Graves (lived in Islip 1921-6).
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My thanks to the archivist. I can add to the information. John Brown MALINS’ wife, Alice Louisa (nee STEELE, daughter of Edward), was buried with her husband in Islip Parish Church in Oct 1935. From John Brown’s death until her own she was living in the Corner House, High Street, Islip with her eldest son, Jack (born 1889) and his wife Mary. Jack and Mary both died in 1968 and are buried together in the churchyard. I understand that Arthur was also living in the Corner House until he joined the RASC in 1916 hence I hoped he’d be remembered on Islip’s Roll of Honour. If you can shed any light on this I’d be grateful.
I also would like to contact the organiser to see whether any family members with deep roots in Islip served.
Our archivist says: ‘1891 census – Main Street – John B Malins, 34, inn keeper, born Bicester.
Kelly’s Directory, 1895: John Brown Malins, Red Lion P.H., Islip
Islip Parish Church – bap. 10.4.1898 – Edward Malins son of John Brown & Alice Louisa Malins, innkeeper.
1899: Buried at Islip Parish Church – John Brown Malins, age 42, of Red Lion Inn, Islip.
At this point the Red Lion was taken over by John Marshall.
1911 CR: It looks as though Alice (born 1859 Islip), John (born abt 1889 Islip), Nora (born abt 1894 Islip) and Arthur (born abt 1898 Islip) were still living in Islip.
I don’t have any other details about the family so don’t know whether they continued to live in the village or whether they moved away.’
Hope that helps.
I will contact the organiser on your behalf.
Do you have a contact email for the organiser? I can’t make it, but as my great-uncle would be included I’d be interested to see his poster.
My grandfather, Arthur Edward Malins, was born Feb 1898 I think in the Red Lion Pub where his father was the landlord. Arthur was the youngest of 8 children. He served in the RASC from Jun 1916 – Jun 1919 and was in Mesopotamia from mid 1917 serving as a driver. I’m unable to visit the exhibition in the time available but I’d be very interested to have any information you have on his war service. Arthur went on to set up a successful auto-electrical engineering business in Oxford. He died on 14 Nov 1975.
Good to know exhibition includes those who fought and survived. Their families too must have suffered great uncertainty.
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