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Forename(s): Victor Kenneth
Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire
Service No: 2876
Regiment / Corps / Service: London Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 1/23rd (County of London) Battalion
Division: 47th (1/2nd London) Division
Date of Death: 1915-05-26
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panels 45 and 46.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Victor Kenneth Mallpress was the son of William and Rosetta Mallpress, née Climpson and brother of Sergeant Robert Francis Mallpress (7864) (q.v.). Their father was born at Chatteris, Cambridgeshire and mother in Holy Trinity [Parish], Maidstone, Kent.
1891 Harrogate, Yorkshire Census: 20, Regent Avenue - Victor Kenneth Malpress, aged 1 year, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of William and Rosetta Malpress.
1901 Birkenshaw, Yorkshire Census: Station Lane - Victor K. Malpress, aged 11 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Rosetta Malpress (married). [In 1911, Rosetta was employing the future Corporal Alexander Sutherland (M1/08675) (q.v.) as a chauffeur.]
1911 Guiseley, Yorkshire Census: 44 Oxford Road - Victor Kenneth Mallpress, aged 21 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire. [Victor was boarding with Arthur and Enis Frankland.]
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Victor K. Mallpress, 2876, 23/Lond. R. Theatre of War first served in: 1 - France. Date of entry therein: 14.3.15. Died 26.5.15.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Victor Kenneth Mallpress, 2876, 23rd Lond. R. Theatres of war in which served: 1(a) [France and Belgium] 15.3.15 to 26.5.15. K. [in] A. 26.5.15.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Victor Kenneth Mallpress, 2876, 1/23rd Bn Lon. Reg. Date and Place of Death: On or since 26.5.15. Death presumed. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother - Rosetta. £2 4s. 1d. Brother - Hubert W. £2 4s. 0d. Sister in Law - Alice. £2 4s. 0d.
Victor and his brother Robert are commemorated on St Paul's Parish War Memorial, Birkenshaw.
Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: London Regiment
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 47th (1/2nd London) Division
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