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Mallet, C S B

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Clement Stanley Bertram Mallet


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 18 March 1915

Naval Commission for Jerseyman. The Army and Navy Gazette announces the appointment of Mr C S B Mallett RNR to the rank of Midshipman attached to HMS Hampshire. Mr Mallett is the son of Mr C Mallett of 6 Cheapside. Our congratulations to both father and son.



Commemorated on New Street School Memorial, Jersey
on St Marks Church Memorial, Jersey
and on a private memorial in Green St Cemetery, Jersey


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Clement Stanley Bertram Mallet

Midshipman Clement Stanley Bertram Mallet
Royal Naval Reserve. H.M.S. "Hampshire"

1914-15 Star

Son of Clement John and Blanche Matilda Mallet (Née De La Mare), of 6, Cheapside, St. Heliers, Jersey.

Killed in action, aged 18 years.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 7 June 1916

Jerseymen Serving on HMS Hampshire. All naval losses affect this Island severely for even in peacetime Jersey has a reputation for the large number of men she sends to the senior branch of the services, and unfortunately it seems that by the loss of HMS Hampshire a number of our loyal sons made the supreme sacrifice. As was stated yesterday, Mr C J Mallet of 6 Cheapside received official notification that his son, Midshipman Clement Stanley Bertram Mallet, had been lost on the vessel. Midshipman Mallet was educated at the Jersey Modern School and having passed out brilliantly from HMS Excellent he was appointed to HMS Hampshire during March 1915. He was only 19 and gave promise of a very bright future. To the bereaved family we offer our sincerest sympathy.
A total of 26 Jerseymen are believed to have lost their lives in the Naval Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916 and on HMS Hampshire which sank on 6 June 1916 after striking a mine off the Orkneys.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 9 June 1916

The Loss of the Hampshire - Her Part in the Great Battle. It is not generally known that HMS Hampshire, which was lost off the Orkneys on Monday night, also took part in the great naval battle of last week off the Danish coast. Mr C J Mallet, whose son Midshipman C S B Mallet, gave his life for his country in the loss of the vessel, wrote to his father of the battle assuring him of his safety and giving most interesting details of the fight which, from all accounts, is proving a much more pronounced victory for our Fleet than we at first thought by the great losses we had sustained. The letter by the irony of fate was not received by Mr Mallet until after he had been notified that his son was amongst those who had made the great sacrifice for England and England's cause. Midshipman Mallet was a brave and promising officer and while sorrowing with the heartbroken parents we feel sure that each member of our little community will feel proud that in the hour of her need our Country was served in this devoted manner by this lad of 19 who held His Majesty's commission. The greatest consolation to the stricken parents at the moment of sorrow, we feel sure, is that their son died at the call of duty and he will live in the memories of us all as one of the heroes to whom our little Island has given birth.

(Photograph courtesy of Dave Mustow)