William Vallett

22nd December 1893 – 13th June 1916

newspaper clipping from Toronto Star

Clipping from Totonto Star for 22/01/1915 - William Vallett is in back row, 4th from right



HeadstoneWilliam was born on 22nd December 1893, he was baptised on the 4th February 1894 at St Michael’s Church, Flixton.

His parents were Charles born 1859 in Preston, he was an Iron Planer and Ellen Collier born in 1868 in Manchester, who was a Cotton Winder.

Charles died in 1920 and Ellen in 1948.Theyare buried in St Michael’s Churchyard, Flixton.

William had 2 siblings;

Joseph 1898 -1918

Marjorie Manners 1913 -1991

In 1901 the family were living at 33 Balfour Road by 1911 they had emigrated to Canada and were living in Amherst Nova Scotia.

His parents and sister did return to England.

William enlisted in Toronto on 20th January 1915 , he was in the  2nd Field Company Canadian Engineers service number 45344.

He was Killed in Action in Belgium on the 13th June 1916.

He is buried in The Railway Dugouts Belgium.

He was awarded the WW1 Star.

William is remembered on his family headstone and at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)Railway Dugouts Burial Ground

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