- Surnames starting with the letter V. 

William Vallett

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:02nd Field Coy
Name of Rgt or Ship:Canadian Engineers
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:BelgiumGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Ypres
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the March quarter 1894 in the Barton upon Irwell R.D. - ref:
8c/699, the son of Charles & Ellen Vallett.

1901 Census - No trace of him or his family.    However, his father's name
is recorded in the Electoral Registers - 1899 as residing at 54 Brook Road,
Flixton.   1900 at 57 Moorside Road, Flixton.   1901 - 1903 at 33 Balfour
Road, Flixton.

Together with his mother, he travelled from Liverpool to Halifax, Nova
Scotia on the 16th April 1909 on the S.S. Victorian sailing with the Allen
Line Steamship Co. Ltd.  His father had travelled to Halifax in 1903. 

1911 Census - No Trace of him or his family.

His Canadian attestation form, signed on the 20th January 1915, at Toronto,
Ontario, states that he was 21 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches in height, had
a 38½/4½ inch chest (fully expanded).   His complexion was: medium, his
eyes: blue and his hair: dark brown.    The papers also state that he was a
Machinist by trade and that he had never previously served in any military

Religion - C. of E.   He was unmarried and his father - Mr. Vallett, 3
Silver Street, Amhurst, Nova Scotia, was listed as his next of kin.

Commemorated on the private family gravestone in St. Michael's Churchyard,
Flixton.  M.I. - "Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away".

His father, Charles died 08/06/1920 aged 55 years and his mother, Ellen
died 27/03/1948 aged 79 years.  Post War they were listed as residing at 8
Brighton Grove, Flixton.

Flanders M.I. - "To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die".

613 British and Commonwealth soldiers died on the 13th June 1916.

His brother, Joseph also died on active service.

Memorials found on:
St. Mary's (Davyhulme)
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