Died : 18 Dec 1914
Rank : Lance Corporal
Service no at death: 9630
Surname: ALLEN
Initials: J R
Date of Birth 08 Mar 1883
Place of BirthLytchett Minster
Place of Birth SourceParish Registers
Address 8 Lake Road, Hamworthy c. 1902
Schools attended Board School, Broadstone
Employment / tradeNursery gardener (1911)
Place of work
Family (parents and grandparents)Parents - Frederick Allen (1859-1915) and Olive Short (1859-1920). 6 siblings. Grandparents - Edmund Allen (1823-1897) and Penninah Dymott (1827-1861). Frederick Short (1838-1916) and Elizabeth Rogers (1834-1909)
Spouse Name Nellie Sumner m. 24 Dec 1904 Salisbury Register Office 6 children
NotesBrother of Sidney Charles Allen killed in France 9 Sep 1914
Regiment at call-upScots Guards
Regiment at discharge
Rank at call-upLance Corporal
Service no at call-up9630
Date of attestation -
Date of call-up -
Area reported toPoole
SourceUK soldiers who died
Naval vessels served
Decorations and awards
Other service detailsServed in Militia Dorset Regiment 1900-1902. Transferred to Scots Guards 11 Mar 1902. Promoted to Lance Corporal 30 Nov 19105. Discharged 10 Mar 1914. Re-enlisted with Scots Guards at outbreak of war.
Other rank
Other service no
Service factsWent to France with Scots Guards and killed in action at Rouges Bancs.
Age at death31
Date of death 18 Dec 1914
Regiment at deathScots Guards
Battalion at death2nd Bn.
Rank at deathLance Corporal
Circumstances of deathKilled in action at Rouges Banc
Service no at death9630
Field of action at death
Place of death
Location of gravePloegstreet Memorial
Other memorialsBrass plaque in Canford Magna Church
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