Private 40098 William Allen

Killed in Action on Sunday, 22nd October 1916, age 26.
Commemorated on Pier and Face 5 A & 6 C of Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

10th Bn., Worcestershire Regiment. 57th Brigade of 19th Division.
Formerly 9851 South Staffs Regiment.

Born: West Bromwich, Enlisted: West Bromwich, Resident: Tipton.

First landed France & Flanders, post 31st December 1915.
Medal entitlement: British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Commemorated on the St. Peter's, Greets Green Memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/773314/

Genealogical Data

1911 Census
62a William Street, West Bromwich
Thomas Allen (52, Labourer, born West Bromwich), his wife Mary Ann (49, born West Bromwich), and their 5 surviving children of 11: William (21, Rivetter in Railway Carriage Works, born West Bromwich), Mary Ann (20, Packer in Glass Works, born West Bromwich), Hannah Elizabeth (18, Shop Assistant, born West Bromwich), George Edge (15, Rivet Heater, born West Bromwich) and Thomas (11, Scholar, born West Bromwich).

Married Eliza Williams at St. Martin's Church in September quarter 1915. He is shown as aged 26 and his occupation as Private in the 2/5th Battalion, South Staffs Regiment and living in Dudley Port.

Personal Data

None Available.

Action resulting in his death

O/S See Stacke page 199 for action near La Boisselle on 21st Oct and continuing.

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