347442 Royal Air Force
Jack Mulley was born in Elmswell in September 1902. He was one of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters of Sidney Herbert and Florence Mulley. His parents were married in Stow in 1902 and lived in Elmswell. His father was employed as a bricklayer. Jack was married to Dorothy May, (known as May) from Stowmarket. They had 2 sons and a daughter and the family came to live at 12 Constable Road, Sudbury. Before joining the Royal Air Force Jack was employed at a local egg-packing firm before working at the Sudbury Egg and Poultry Mart. He served in the Royal Air Force for 14 years and six weeks before his death whilst on leave he received notification that he had been ‘Mentioned in Despatches’ for ‘Devotion to duty’.
Jack died of a cerebral hemorrhage on 29th August 1946, just a week before his 44th birthday. He had only just returned to his station at Barkston Heath, near Grantham, Lincolnshire after leave. The funeral service was held at St. Gregory’s Church and Jack was buried with full military honours in Sudbury Cemetery.
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