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Ripley Derbyshire
Harry Allen was born at Ripley and was the son of Elijah and Annie Allen of Nottingham. Harry married Mary Ann Berry (b1881 Carrington) in 1899 at Nottingham, they had a daughter out of wedlock in 1899 Florence Berry , they went on to have further children of Clifford Ernest b1900, Grace Beatrice b1902, Gilbert b1907 and Gladys Mary Allen b1911 all were born in Hyson Green. In 1911 census they lived at 14 Brown Street Nottingham and were shown as Harry 32 yrs a metal polisher , he is living with his wife Mary Ann 30 yrs yrs and their children, Florence Berry 12yrs (born out of wedlock) Clifford Ernest 10 yrs, Grace Beatrice 9 yrs, Gilbert 4 yrs and Gladys Mary 3 weeks old.
He was a metal polisher.
29 May 1919
900723 - CWGC Website
Company Sergeant Major
53rd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Company Sergeant Major Harry Allen served with the 53rd battalion Sherwood Foresters , he was accidentally shot and died on 29th May 1919 and is buried at Cologne Southern Cemetery
His son Clifford Ernest Allen enlisted on 20th May 1919 at Nottingham, he gave his age as 18 yrs and 188 days , his date of birth as 13th November 1900, his was a town carter and his next of kin was his father Harry of 115 Brushfield Street, Hyson Green. He was posted to the Machine Gu Corps and served with them at their no 2 depot at Grantham. He wa sdischarged from the Army on 18th September 1919 being no longer fit for army service, he was discharged to 115 Brushfield Street, he was still 18 yrs of age and single.
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