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William Alexander "Willie" Fleet  



13 Fleet, William Alexander "Willie" Born:: 15 Oct 1883 Columbia, Missouri Died: 1918; married 2 Aug 1917 at Holy Trinity, Brompton , Kensington and Chelsea, London, Middlesex , England Cecil Lyall born 25 Aug 1879 England daughter of Sir Charles James Lyall

    1910; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T624_370; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 114;
    Name: William A Fleet
    Age in 1910: 26
    Estimated born: year: 1884
    Born: place: Missouri
    Relation to Head of House: Employee [culver military Academy 27 April. 1910]
    Father's Born: Place: Virginia
    Mother's Born: Place: Virginia
    Home in 1910: Union, Marshall, Indiana
    Marital Status: Single
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
    Name: William Alexander Fleet
    Born: Date: 15 Oct 1883
    Born: Place: Columbia, Missouri
    Residence: Culver, Indiana
    Passport Issue Date: 14 Aug 1916
    Father Name: Alexander Frederick Fleet
    Father's Born: Location: Virginia
    Passport Includes a Photo: Y
    Source: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925 (M1490)

    According to his passport application, William Alexander Fleet was planning to return to England to complete coursework he began as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford College in Great Britain. He had attend Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar from 1904 to 1907. The Superintendent who endorsed his passport application was Col Leigh Robinson Gignilliat.

    Newspaper: Atlanta Constitution, The (1881-2001)
    Publication: 30 Aug 1917 - Atlanta, Georgia
    Wm. Alexander Fleet Weds
    Daughter of Sir Chas. Lyall.

      Dr. and Mrs. K. G. Matheson received yesterday the new of the marriage of the latter's brother, Mr. William Alexander, to Miss Cecil Lyall, fourth daughter of Sir Charles Lyall, K. C. F. L. and Lady Florence Lyall.

      The announcement of the marriage in The London Times was as follows:
        The marriage took place yesterday (August 2) at Holy Trinity, Brompton, of Mr. William Alexander fleet, lieutenant Grenadier guards, and Miss Cecil Lyall fourth daughter of Sir. Charles, K. C. F. L. and Lady Lyall, 82 Cornwall gardens, S.W.

        The bride was given away by her father. She wore a white brocade satin gown trimmed in old brussels lace; her veil was of the same lace and she carried a sheaf of lilies. Miss Vivian Lyall, a niece of the bride was her only attendant. Major Lowe, Oxfordshire and Buckingham guard was best man.

      Mr. fleet has many friends in Atlanta whom he met during his visits to dr. and Mrs. Matheson. He is a brother of Mr. Reginald Scott Fleet and a graduate of Oxford

    Vedette
    1918
    Tribute to American Rhodes Scholar
    [the president of Magdalen college, Oxford, writes to the London Times this tribute to an American Scholar, Lieut. William Alexander Fleet, of the grenadier Guards, killed at the front:]
      I may, perhaps, be permitted to add a word or two to the notice you have already published of lieut. William Alexander Fleet of the grenadier Guards who lost his life at the front on May 18 last, for he held a very special place in the college. he was the first American Rhodes scholar to enter the college, and, indeed, our first Rhodes scholar, the first whom the college selected for its self...joined the college.. .in October, 1904 Coming from Virginia University and culver Military academy, of which his father, col. A. L. fleet, A.M., LL.D., was superintendent, he at once threw himself into all the life of the place, reading classics - he took honors in classical moderations - and taking up successfully many forms of sport. no man was more generally known or better likes in his generation, and America could have had no better representative to start here tradition here. he both gave and received in the richest and most generous measure.

      when the war came his sympathies with England were intense, and in September of 1916 he telegraphed to me that having at length got a year's leave of absence, he was coming over at the earliest moment to do what he could for us. His first idea was the British Red Cross, but when he arrived he told me that he felt so strongly drawn to his British friends and their cause that he must do yet more.

      'they gave me such a good time at Oxford,' he said in his simple wan 'and were such good fellows, and now they are fighting and dying, and I must fight with them, willingly, and I feel sure, notwithstanding all his healthy enjoyment of life and the great happiness of his marriage, could he have chosen again he would never have done or wished otherwise.

    The Daily Free Press Date: May 25 1918 Carbondale, Illinois
      LIEUT. FLEET, INDIANA, KILLED Former Culver Man Dies in France

      as Officer of the Grenadier Guards.

      London, May 25.óLieut. William Alexander Fleet of the Grenadier guards was killed in action May 18.

      He was a son of the late Col. A. F. Fleet of Culver, Ind.; and Mrs. Fleet of Atlanta, Ga. Formerly .- a Rhodes scholar, Lieutenant Fleet won his commission in the British army to January, 1917. The same year he married Cecil, daughter of Sir Charles James Lyall, formerly of the Indian service.

    Gillett Times June 1 1918 Gillett, Wisconsin
      Lieut. Fleet, Indiana, Killed. London, May 27.óLieutenant WilliamAlexander Fleet of the Grenadier guards was killed in action May 18, He was a eon of the late Col. A. F.Fleet of Culver, Ind., and Mrs. Fleet of Atlanta, Ga.

    The Van Wert Daily Bulletin : May 25 1918 Van Wert, Ohio,
    LIEUT. FLEET, INDIANA, KILLED

    Former Culver Man Dies In France as Officer of the Grenadier Guards.

    London, May 25.óLieut. William Alexander Fleet of the Grenadier guards was killed in action May 18. Ife was a son of the late Col. A. F Fleet of Culver, Ind., and Mrs. Fleet of Atlanta, Ga. Formerly a Rhodes scholar. Lieutenant Fleet won his comimission In tho British army in January, 1017. The same year he married Cecil, daughter of Sir Charles James Lyall. formerly of the Indian service.

    Monticello Express : May 30 1918 Monticello, Iowa
    . Lieut. Fleet, Indiana, Killed.

    London, May 27.óLieutenant Wlllam Alexander Fleet of the Grenadier guards was killed In action May 18. was a son of the late Col. A. F. fleet of Culver, Ind., and Mrs. Fleet of Atlanta, Ga.

    London Metropolitan Archives, Holy Trinity, Brompton Road, Register of marriages, P84/TRI2, Item 024
    Name: William Alexander Fleet
    Age: 33
    Estimated born: year: abt 1884
    Spouse Name: Cecil Lyall
    Spouse Age: 37
    Record Type: Marriage
    Marriage Date: 01 Aug 1917
    Parish: Holy Trinity, Brompton Road
    County: Middlesex
    Borough: Kensington and Chelsea
    Father Name: Alexander Frederic Fleet
    Spouse Father Name: Charles James Lyall
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    Rank/Profession Lieut. Grenadier Guards
    Res: Pembroke Hotel Brompton Rd.
    Father: Alexander Fredric Fleet principal of military School

    England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005
    Name: William A Fleet
    Spouse Surname: Lyall
    Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1917
    Registration district: Kensington
    Registration county (inferred): Middlesex
    Volume Number: 1a
    Page Number: 248

    UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
    Name: William Alexander Fleet
    Died:Date: 18 May 1918
    Rank: 2/Lieutenant
    Regiment: Grenadier Guards
    Battalion: 1st Battalion
    Type of Casualty: Killed in action

    England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941
    Name: William Ale*xander Fleet
    Probate Date: 15 Oct 1918
    Died:Date: 18 May 1918
    Died:Place: Middlesex, England
    Registry: London

    U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
    Name: Cecil Fleet
    Born: Date: 25 Aug 1879
    Born: Place: England
    Gender: Female
    Residence: Atlanta,
    Passport Issue Date: 5 Jul 1918
    Spouse Name: W A Fleet
    Spouse Born: Place: Missouri
    Passport Includes a Photo: Y
    Source: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925 (M1490)

    UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
    Name: Cecil Fleet
    Born: Date: abt 1879
    Age: 40
    Port of Departure: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    Arrival Date: 22 Sep 1919
    Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England
    Ship Name: Bohemian
    Shipping line: Leyland Line
    Official Number: 113400
    [82 Gorwall Gardens, london, England]

    UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 Class: BT26; Piece: 845; Item: 152
    Name: Cecil Fleet
    Born: Date: abt 1880
    Age: 47
    Port of Departure: Bombay, India
    Arrival Date: 28 Apr 1927
    Port of Arrival: London, England
    Ports of Voyage: Bombay [Plymouth]
    Ship Name: Ranchi
    Shipping line: Peninsular & Orient Steam Navigation Company
    Official Number: 148130
    [96 palace gardens Terrace w.b. England / widow]

    ?U.S. City Directories
    Name: William Alexander Willie Fleet
    Residence: 1916 - Boston, Massachusetts

    Name: William Alexander Willie Fleet
    Residence: 1918 - Boston, Massachusetts

    Name: William Alexander Willie Fleet
    Residence: 1918 - Haverhill, Massachusetts






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