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Southwell Nottinghamshire
Leonard Davis Allen was born in Southwell in 1894 he was the only son of Joseph Davis a carter and straw merchant and Elizabeth Emma Allen, née Simpson, of 86 St Peters Street, Radford Nottingham. His father Joseph Davis was born in 1868 at South Scarle and his mother Elizabeth Emma Simpson was born in 1868 at Matlock, they were married in 1889 at Southwell and went on to have 9 children sadly two died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were Agnes Mary b1891 South Scarle, Leonard Davis b1895 Southwell, Ethel Elizabeth b1897 Whitwell, Dorothy Lucy b1901 Nottingham, Edith Gertrude b1903 Nottingham, Ivy b1906 Nottingham, and Blanch Adelaide (The middle family name of Davis derived from Leonard’s grandmother’s maiden name.) In the 1911 census the family were living at 86 Peter Street, Radford, Nottingham and are shown as Joseph Davis Allen 43 yrs a carter and straw merchant, he is living with his wife Elizabeth Emma 43 yrs and their children , Agnes Mary 20 yrs working in a lace warehouse, Leonard Davis 16 yrs a Shredder in a lace factory, Ethel Elizabeth 14 yrs an errand girl, Dorothy Lucy 10 yrs a scholar, Edith Gertrude 8 yrs a scholar, Ivy 5 yrs and Blanche Adelaide 3 yrs.
He was a shredder in a lace factory in the 1911 census.
21 Mar 1918
738492 - CWGC Website
Enlisted in Nottingham
2/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Leonard Davis Allen enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 2/7th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He was killed in action on 21st March 1918, he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 10 September 1919: 'Allen. Private Leonard Allen, missing March 21st 1918, now dead. Parents, sisters, brothers.' Connection with Normanton on Trent possibly post 1911
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