A small article appeared in the Express & Star on 28 June 1915, stating the following:
Dr. Malet, the Wolverhampton Medical Officer of Health, has received an official intimation that his son, Lieutenant Frank Louis Malet, has been missing since the 22nd inst.
He is also mentioned in the Wolverhampton Borough Council minutes 12 July 1915, when the Council
express their deep sympathy with Dr. and Mrs. Malet and family in their anxious suspense whilst awaiting definite information as to the fate of Lieut. F. Louis Malet but trust that at no distant date the joyful news may be forthcoming that he is alive and well.
Frank was born in Wolverhampton in 1893, the son of Henry and Helen Kate Malet. In 1901 they were at 14 Waterloo Road, South, and had moved to 20 Waterloo Road by 1911. By this date, Frank and his parents were joined by his brother Henry Roger, sisters Dorothy Mary and Helen Margaret, and servants Annie Morris and Ethel Gobourn. Frank attended Wolverhampton Grammar School, gaining two scholarships. He later moved to study at Worcester College, Oxford, where he was when War broke out.
Frank received a commission in the 12th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in November 1914. He was soon promoted to a first Lieutenancy, and went to the Dardanelles with the 2nd Hampshire Regiment (a battalion of Regulars). It later transpired that he had been killed in action on 4 June 1915 at Gallipoli. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey, as well as on the roll of honour in the Lady Chapel in St Peter’s Church. He left effects to the value of £181 1s. 7d. There is a note on his Medal Card that Dr Henry Malet (now of Fisherwick House, Newcastle, County Down) applied for his late son’s medals on 24 Novemebr 1921.