Other names: Ernest James
Locations in this story: East Knoyle, WiltshireFrance & FlandersMere, Wiltshire
Story: Ernest James Mallett was born on 20 Nov 1890 in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, and baptised there on 1 Mar 1891 the son of William Mallett and Emma Selina Mallett (nee Draisey). He lived his early life at Park Cottage. Milton, East Knoyle. He enlisted on 15 Nov 1915 and joined the Army Service Corps as a Private Wheeler (Service No. M2/137310). He served in France & Flanders and, whilst there, received bayonet wounds on 22 Jun1916 from which he eventually recovered. He was discharged on 8 Sep 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the 1939 Register he was single and living at 33 The Street, Mere, Wiltshire, working as a carpenter and undertaker. At the time of his death on 12 Nov 1974 he was living back at East Knoyle, Wiltshire.