Rex Arthur Law MALLETT

Rex Arthur Law MALLETT

Male 1918 - 1988  (70 years)

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  • Name Rex Arthur Law MALLETT  [1
    Born 23 Jun 1918  Guernsey, Channel Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference 1579 
    Died Jul 1988  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Rex joined the Royal Army Service Corps in 1938. He was a Corporal and his service record number was 57418. He landed on the beaches on the third day of D-Day. He was up on the top of a hut when German planes got through and shelled the beach. He had to go into the hut and it collapsed on him. He was pulled out of the hut Ė he had some kind of head injury and then had to continue on going in and out of the trenches. he didnít remember too much more than that but was found and brought back to the ship, mute and shell shocked. He didnít speak for 6 weeks. He remembered the intense noise which he seemed to relive. After he recovered he was sent to Nigeria for the rest of the war.
      Rex had gotten married in 1939 before the war, and brought his wife home to stay with his parents during the war. She lived with his family but started to go out with the Germans. There was a confrontation in the family regarding her seeing the Germans when her husband was fighting in the British Army. So Margaret left her in laws home and continued to go out with Germans. It is believed that she had a baby fathered by a German solider. After liberation she quickly left the island. Rex got divorced after the war. He died in July 1988 in England at the age of 70. [1]
    Person ID I1579  Central
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2018 

    Father Sydney Lawrence MALLETT,   b. 25 Jun 1892, St Sampson, Guernsey, Channel Islands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1993  (Age 100 years) 
    Mother Ellen WAKEFORD,   b. Est 1892 
    Married Abt 1916 
    Family ID F459  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jun 1918 - Guernsey, Channel Islands Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Sydney & Ellen Mallett Family
    Sydney & Ellen Mallett Family
    Photo Courtesy Susan Gloster.

  • Sources 
    1. [S339] Family Mallett/Wakeford, Gloster, Susan, (Feb 9, 2018), M31S339.