MIZON, Harry
Most likely this man, who is recorded as resident in Suffolk

No.5828718, Private, Henry George MIZEN
Aged 34
medals unknown
Suffolk Regiment
died on Thursday, 6th September 1945

Harry Mizen born in 1911 (Frome Q4-1911 5C:681) son of William James and Louisa Cecil MIZEN (née RUMMING)

In the 1991 census his parents (father [24] farm labour born Bradford on Avon, mother [20] born Hinton Langley, Wilts) were at 2 Old Newberry Cottages, Coleford, Bath with his sister 1 year old, born Saltford, Bristol
A Harry G.MIZEN married Lilian F MEADE (Risbridge Q1-1933 4A:1189). CWGC have him as the husband of Lily Mizen and there was a Lilian MIZEN [29-1-1912), married, living at 7 Council Houses, Steeple Bumpstead in 1939.

Mizon or Mizen, this surname is very frequently transcribed differently. Whether he is named on the war memorial at Hallen or Henbury (adjoining villages NW of Bristol) is not yet known

Thanks to Gwyn Thomas at the Suffolk Regiment Museum we know that he enlisted in the 5th Battalion on 26.6.1939. Transferred to the Army Catering Corps on 5.4 1941. Enlistment register then has a faint pencil note which seems to be 're-transferred 30th Battalion, 1942'. The 30th, later absorbed in the 31st was a non combatant unit

The Army Casualty list has him dying from an accident whilst with No 3 Holding Unit. (possibly Harry G Mizen dying Dorchester Q3-1945 5A:300.). It would appear to be a case of a Bristol man, posted to the Suffolk Regiment depot in Bury St.Edmunds, marrying a local girl, and on his death being taken home to the Bristol area for burial. His battalion when he died is unknown.

Henry Mizen is buried in Henbury(St Mary's) Church Cemetery (north part)

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