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Ernest James Mallett

Surname: Mallett
Other names: Ernest James
Other people in this story:
William Mallett
Emma Selina Mallett née Draisey
Winifred Forward née Mallett
Locations in this story:
Milton, East Knoyle, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
The Street, Mere, Wiltshire

Ernest James Mallett was born on 20th November 1890 in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, and baptised there on 1st March 1891, the son of William Mallett and Emma Selina Mallett (née Draisey).  He lived his early life at Park Cottage, Milton, East Knoyle.   He enlisted on 15th November 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 22nd June 1916 from which he eventually recovered.  He was discharged on 8th September 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 12th November 1974 he was living back at East Knoyle, Wiltshire.

Ernest's sister Winifred (b.1897) also served in the war, as a VAD nurse with the British Red Cross at the Tisbury Auxiliary Hospital.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Winifred Mallett