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Sneinton, Nottingham.
Father: Edwin Mallett was born in 1856 in Nottingham and worked as a foreman lace dyer. Mother: Fanny Mallett was born in 1858 at Crich, Derbyshire. Brothers: Arthur E., born 1883 and working as a lace warehouseman, Henry, born in 1890 and also working as a lace warehouseman, Lancelot, born in 1892 and working as a lace warehouseman and William, born in 1897. Sisters: Eliza, born in 1878 and working as a lace finisher, Fanny Hill Mallett, born in 1886, and working as a typist, Rebecca, born in 1894 as a telephone girl and Maud, born in 1900. All the children were born in Nottingham. The family lived at 64 Walker Street, Nottingham, before moving to 50 Sneinton Boulevard, Nottingham, and finally at 147 Colwick Road, Sneinton, Nottingham.
31 Jul 1917
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Following training Sgt. Mallett was drafted to France. The battalion was involved in heavy fighting at Gouzeaucourt and then at Ypres, and on 09/07/1917 Sgt. Mallett was awarded the D.C.M. The citation read,"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has consistently performed good and valuable service when under fire and has at all times set a splendid example." The battalion was involved in the opening fighting in the Third Battle of Ypres on 31/07/1917, and within an hour of leaving their trenches they had captured Chateau Wood at Hooge and swept over the southern slopes of Bellewaarde Ridge and on to Westhoek Ridge and village. The Germans counter-attacked, but were beaten back. It was in the day's fighting that Sgt. Mallett was killed in action. He was buried at Zantvoorde British Cemetery.
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