Private James Trevor Allen, 241484

  • Batt - 1/5
  • Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
  • Section -
  • Date of Birth - 1897
  • Died - 15/03/1917
  • Age - 20
  • Decorations - Military Medal

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Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland.
He was the son of George Andrew Allen a Journeyman Butcher, born 1873 in Longford, Derbyshire and his wife Jesse, born 1872 in Walsall, Staffordshire. James Trevor was born in 1897 in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, his siblings were Ellen Jesse, born 1899 in Lichfield, Staffordshire and Frederick Andrew, born 1903 in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, in 1911 the family home was at Swannington Road, Ravenstone, Leicestershire. The War Diary for today records. FONQUEVILLERS. Cold and dull. At 9.15am Commanding Officer and Adjutant met the Brigadier General Commanding, and other Commanding Officers on the plain and viewed the plan of trenches marked out there to practice attack. At 2.00pm Coy Commanders conference, then they and other officers viewed trenches flagged out on plain. At 4.00pm 2nd Lt PEARSON was sent by request to Brigade Staff to help with "Intelligence". At 5.30pm conference of Commanding Officers at Brigade in SOUASTRE. Bright night. Slight Frost.

Leicestershire Project Findings
  • Conflict - World War I
  • Cause of death - KILLED IN ACTION
  • Burial Place - Iii E 3, Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, France
  • Birth Place - Burton On Trent
Research from Michael Doyle's Their Name Liveth For Evermore
  • Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
  • Cause of death - KILLED IN ACTION
  • Burial Commemoration - Foncquevillers Mil. Cem., France
  • Born - Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire
  • Enlisted - Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • Place of Residence - New Cottages, Sketchley, Leicestershire, England
  • Memorial - HINCKLEY MEM., LEICS

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