was born in Stock in 1896, yet lived in Crays Hill. He was the son of Mrs J
Allen of Manor Cottage, Crays Hill, Billericay, Essex.
|He joined up
at Warley and went into the Essex Regt, Number 3865, he transferred to the 8th
Batt. Bedfordshire Regt Number 40075 as a private.
|At the Battle
of Morval one of the later phases of the Somme offensive he was killed in
action (25th September 1916), he was 20 years old. He is remembered on the
Thiepval memorial, Pier and face 2 C. This memorial is a huge edifice to 77,000
soldiers who have no known grave.