No.24061, Private, Donald MALLETT
7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Donald Benjamin Mallett was born in Grundisburgh in 1895 (Woodbridge Q1-1895 4A:956), son of Harry and Ada MALLETT (née PARKER).
1901 census...Aged 5, he was at The Public House, Main Street, Grundisburgh with his father Harry MALLETT  publican; his mother Ada  sisters Elizabeth  and Dorothy , brothers John  a bricklayer's labourer and Bertie  and uncle James PARKER  bricklayer. All were born in Grundisburgh
1911 census...Aged 15, a gardener, he was at the Fox Inn, Ousden, with his parents, brother Jack (John) a farm labourer and sisters Dorothy and Naomi  born Grundisburgh.
He enlisted in Wickhambrook.|
The 7th Suffolks moved to Arras on March 2nd and into the line on the 9th, where they seem to have enjoyed a quiet time. Donald was one of only 2 men killed that day.
photo: Rodney Gibson photo:Rodney Gibson
photo: Rodney Gibson
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