[Skip to content]

Person Details
James William George was born in Nottingham in 1878 and was the son of James and Sarah Allen of Nottingham. He married his wife Ann Brown in Nottingham in 1904 they went on to have a daughter Phylis Emma Allen born 7th January 1912 they lived at 26 Leicester Street St. Ann's Well Rd., Nottingham In the 1911 census he is living with his wife Ann 33 yrs and is shown as a dairyman 33 yrs they are living at 26 Leicester Street, St Anns Well Road, Nottingham.
He was a dairyman
08 Apr 1915
449200 - CWGC Website
7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private James William George Allen, enlisted on 21st September 1914 in Nottingham , he stated he had previous military service - 3 yrs with the Robin Hood Volunteers, he was 36 yrs of age and was living at 26 Leicester Street, St Anns Well Road, Nottingham. He served with “D” Company, 1/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment (Robin Hood Rifles) and landed in France on 28th February 1915. He was killed in action on 8th April 1915 he is buried Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery (grave ref I.B.7)
His brother in law was Private Thomas Edward Brown, who served in the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, he was killed in action 18th April 1915. He was the 33 year-old son of the late Samuel and Ann Brown. He is buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm). Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 20 April 1915: ALLEN killed in action April 8th, Private JWG Allen, 7th (RHR) Sherwood Foresters, husband of Nancie Allen, age 37 years. Second notice 22 April gives address, 26 Leicester Street. In memoriam notice published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 6th April1917 :- ALLEN. – In proud and cherished memory of my dearly-loved husband, Private James Allen, Robin Hoods, 26, Leicester-street, killed by a sniper April 8th, 1915. Also my dear brother Tom (his life-long friend),killed in action ten days later at Hill 60. Gently they sleep in the grave where they laid them; in their last bivouac, peace amid strife, to fall in again when the Captain who made them shall sound the reveille recalling to life. Mourned unseen. – Wife.” above notice is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Family headstone, Nottingham General Cemetery: 'Pte JWG Allen, 7th Sherwood Foresters (RHR), the beloved husband of Nancie Allen, killed in action, April 8th 1915, aged 37 years, interred at Kemmel, Belgium. Also my beloved brother, Pte TE Brown, KOYLI killed in action at Hill 60, April (-), aged (-).' Listed in St Mary parish register, 26 Leicester Street (Nottinghamshire Archives ref PR 6786)
Remembered on