Percival John Mallett

Surname: Mallett
Other names: Percival John
Other people in this story:
William Mallett
Emma Selina Mallett (nee Draisey)
Edith Emily Rose
mabel Emily Candler
Ernest James Mallett
Winifred Mallett
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Freshford, Somerset
Forest Gate, Essex
West Ham, Essex
Tisbury, Wiltshire

Percival John (aka Jack) Mallett was born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, on 6 Mar 1887 and baptised there on 17 Mar 1887 the son of William Mallett, a Carpenter, and Emma Selena Mallett (nee Draisey).  He lived his early life in East Knoyle until he moved to Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, where he enlisted in the Royal Navy (Service No. SS103495).  By the 1911 Census he was boarding out in Portsmouth whilst still in the Navy though on 15 Aug 1911 he was discharged to the Royal Fleet Reserve.  He married Edith Emily Rose in Freshford, Somerset, on 5 Apr 1913.  He was recalled to duty on 2 Aug 1914 as a Stoker Class 1 and served in various ships and shore establishments until finally discharged on 9 Jun 1921.  He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 218 Boleyn Road, Forest Gate, Essex, working as a Stevedore.  Regrettably his wife died in 1944 but he went on to re-marry Mabel Emily Candler in West Ham, Essex, later that same year.  He died in West Ham on 20 Jan 1957.  His brother, Ernest James Mallett, also served in the conflict and his sister, Winifred Mallett, served with the VAD unit in Tisbury, Wiltshire.


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