Alfred MALT

Alfred Ernest Malt was born 1888 in Weeting

In 1910 he married Lily Armiger

In 1911 he was a postman, married to Lily – she died in the 2nd quarter of 1912

1916 he married Mary Mills

Records for three different Alfred MALTs have been found. One served in the Essex Regiment, one in the Norfok Regiment and one in the Royal Engineers.

Lance Corporal A Malt 28200 2 Bn Essex Regiment, was discharged to base depot from 2 Sty H Abbevile on 21st April 1918 ICT Leg R

'ICT' seems to be used commonly in service records, particularly when describing feet, and refers to 'Inflamed Connective Tissue' - more commonly known as plantar fasciitis - very commonly caused by marching, or more marching than normal.

His medal card records the award of Victory and British Medals and rank as a/cpl – acting corporal. The medal roll shows his rank as Transport Corporal

Cpl 5/2697 of the 1/5 Norfolk regiment, earlier Pte 29373 of the 9th, previously of the 1st Norfolks was awarded Victory and British medals, plus 1915 star He served in the Balkans from 6-8-15

Pioneer 255328Alfred Malt of the Royal Engineers was awarded the Victory and British medals

At this point it is not clear as to which of these men in "our" Alfred.

The death of Alfred Malt was recorded in Sep Q 1961 in Bury St Edmunds.

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