Friday, 21 February 2014

William Allen 1896-1918

William Allen b.1896 (photo from PG)
Q4 1896 in Kimberley, Nottinghamshire

Son of:
John Allen b.1864 Dullingham, Cambridgeshire 1911 Coal Miner Hewer of 29 Beever Street, Goldthorpe, Yorkshire d.1935 in Thurnscoe
married at Staveley, Derbyshire on 27 December 1884 to
Alma Allen (nee Fisher) b.1865 Littlemoor, Derbyshire d.1935 Yorkshire

Position in family: One of nine children (two had died before 1911 census)
1. Rachel Allen b.1887

2. Sarah Ellen Allen b.1890
3. John William (Jack) Allen b.1892 WW1 SERVICE
4. Horace Allen b.1895 WW1 SERVICE
5. William Allen b.1896 WW1 KILLED
6. Eleanor Allen b.1899
7. Florence Allen b.1901 

Home address, age and occupation:

1901: 1 South View, Ilkeston, Derbyshire aged 4
29 Beever Street, Goldthorpe, Yorkshire aged 14 Pony Driver in Coal Mine

Marriage: He was unmarried

Military Service:
Enlisted: *date* at the age of **years
Regiment and Battalion:    2nd/4th York and Lancaster
Service number and rank:  240630 Private (Acting Cpl on Medal Card)
Awards: Victory Medal and British War Medal

Death:     28 March 1918  aged 21
Buried at: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez
Grave Reference: XVI F 38

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of John and Alma Allen, of 20, Hickelton Terrace, Thurnscell East, Rotherham, Yorks.

Goldthorpe, St John And St Mary Magdalene, Lockwood Road 


This information has been provided by his great, great nephew PG.

William was injured in the hand in 1917 and wrote a letter home from a Convalescent Home in January 1918 commenting that it was "not quite better".  

Back Row: Rachel, Florence, Eleanor, Sarah
Front Row: John Allen (snr), William, Horace, Jack, Alma

(photo from PG)


Zeke said...

Rachel was my grandmother.

Michael J. Fisher

BarnsleyHistorian said...

Thanks for reading our postings Michael, I hope you found the information accurate and interesting.

mary lipscombe said...

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