East Knoyle 1

Winifred Mallett

Surname: Mallett
Other names: Winifred Elsie
Other people in this story:
William Mallett
Emma Selina Mallett (née Draisey)
Percy Henry Forward
Ernest James Mallett
Percival John (Jack) Mallett
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Mere, Wiltshire
Corsley, Warminster, Wiltshire
Tisbury, Wiltshire
Coombe Bassett, Wiltshire

Winifred Elsie Mallett was born on 1st October 1897 at East Knoyle, Wiltshire, and baptised there on 26th December 1897, the daughter of William Mallett and Emma Selina Mallett (née Draisey).  She lived all her early life at the family home, Park Cottage, East Knoyle, Wiltshire.  She joined the British Red Cross (Voluntary Aid Detachment) in May 1915 until Aug, 1915 as a Nurse and served at the Tisbury (Auxiliary A) Hospital, Tisbury, Wiltshire.   The 1921 Census shows her living in at Homington House, Coombe Bassett. Wiltshire, described as a Governess. She married Percy Henry Forward, a Dairy Farmer, in 1923 in the Mere Registration District, Wiltshire, and they went on to have four children.  By the 1939 Register she was living at Wardens Farm, Corsley, Warminster, Wiltshire, where she eventually died on 4th December 1985 and buried at St. Margaret of Antioch Church, Corsley, on 11 December, 1985. Winifred's brothers, Ernest James Mallett and Percy John (Jack) Mallett, also served in the war, with the Royal Army Service Corps and the Royal Navy respectively, and survived.


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