Born: 1893; Ipswich.
Died: 21st January 1918; age 24. Served 1 year & 41 days.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 1st September 1914; Age 20 years & 10 months; Occupation: Labourer; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: James Mallett, 14, Tomline Road, Ipswich. Height; 5ft 5 1/2 ins, dark complexion, brown eyes & dark hair, 2 scars left forearm.
Discharged – 11th October 1915.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 20132
Regiment: Wiltshire Regiment, ‘C’ Coy, 3rd Coy.
Medals: Exeter (sick) 28/10/1916 Silver war badge (medal number 64,198 ) and certificate issued 11/11/1916 No longer physically fit for war service.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James & Mary Mallett, of 14, Tomline Road, Ipswich.
1901 14, Tomline Road, Ipswich.
Walter was 7 years old and living with his parents & brothers.
James Mallett, 41, a Maltster, born Falkenham, Suffolk.
Mary Jane Mallett (nee Rainbird), 43, born Great Holland, Essex.
Robert Charles Mallett, 14, a Joiner’s Apprentice, born Ipswich.
William James Mallett, 12, born Ipswich.
Stanley Arthur Mallett, 10, born Ipswich.
Frederick George Mallett, 5, born Ipswich.
1911 14, Tomline Road, Ipswich.
Walter was 17 years old, a Labourer – Brewing. He was living with his parents & brothers.
James, 51, a Maltster Labourer.
Stanley, 20, a Labourer – Gardening.
Frederick, 15, a Labourer – Brewing.
Walter is also remembered on ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL, Ipswich.
Walter attended Nacton Road Council School, Ipswich. (roll of honour)
Wiltshire Regiment, ‘C’ Coy, 3rd Coy
3rd (Reserve) Battalion
04.08.1914 Stationed at Devizes and then moved to Weymouth.
April 1915 Moved to Dorchester and then back to Weymouth.
Sept 1917 Moved to Sittingbourne, Kent as part of the Sittingbourne S.R. Brigade.