Frederick Thomas Hallett

Date of birth: 20th September 1873
Place of birth: Ryde, I.o.W
Regiment / Division: Mercantile Marine Reserve
Vessel: RFA Belgol
Rank / Service No: Leading Stoker, 589058
Died: 27th November 1918, aged 45 years
Buried: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen (Sect. S, Plot IV, Row C, Grave 3)


Frederick was the eighth of 12 siblings born to James William and Annie Hallett (nee Reid), who married on the Isle of Wight on 25 December 1860.

Both parents were born in Ryde, James in 1841 and Annie in 1842.


From the available dates, the family moved to Southampton in the late 1870’s.


James died in Woolston on 8 July 1887; Annie remarried in 1901, in Portsmouth, to James Lyons.



Eliza Annie   b. 1860 Ryde   d. 1899 Southampton   Married William Harlock Willis on Isle of Wight in 1880.

Mary HARRIET   b. 1861 Ryde   d. 1865 Ryde

Frank William   b. 1863 Ryde   d. 29 February 1916 HMS Alcantara.  See separate story 

Sarah Ann   b. 1865 Ryde   d. 1923 Southampton   Married Patrick Woods in Southampton in 1883. Married Nathaniel Lightfoot in Southampton in 1900.

Edith Kate   b. 1867 Ryde   d. ??   Married in 1902…..

James ROBERT   b. 1869 Ryde   d. 1959 Isle of Wight

Adolphus Harry   b. 1871 Ryde   d. 1947 Portsmouth

Frederick Thomas  

Alice Louisa   b. 1875 Ryde   d. 1965 Isle of Wight   Married Thomas Lewis in Portsmouth in 1899.

Mabel Laura   b. 1880 Netley   d. ??

Mary Ellen   b. 1880 Netley   d. ??

Ernest George   b. 1884 Netley   d. 1967 Portsmouth   Married Lilian M. Lee in Portsmouth in 1933.


Frederick enlisted in the 3rd Brigade of the Hampshire Regiment on 1 November 1895.

On 29 May 1897, he attested for the Marine Reserve and was discharged from the Army on 16 May 1898 as “permanently unfit.”


At the outbreak of war, Frederick was assigned to HMS Trent and saw action off the coast of German East Africa.


He was later transferred to the Belgol, operating in the North Sea feeding the destroyers of the Grand Fleet with oil.


Frederick died from influenza in a Rouen hospital.



Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 2nd September 2016


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