Allen, Thomas Gresham

Private 10848 Thomas Gresham Allen. 2nd Battalion Honourable Artillery Company. Killed in action at Reutel on 9th October 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial.

  • Born about 1877 in Shrewsbury
  • Baptised on 2nd January 1878 at Wrockwardine, Shropshire
  • Lived with his mother at 40 Clyde Road, Addiscombe, Croydon (per 1911 census)
  • Enlisted at Armoury House, Finsbury, London on 11 December 1915
  • Service no. 10848
  • Residence given as Ilford
  • Occupation given as bank clerk
  • Placed onto Army Reserve
  • Admitted into the HAC on 15th May 1917
  • Qualified as 1st Class Shot on 17th July 1917
  • Went overseas on 17th September 1917
  • Listed as missing, presumed dead after fighting at Reutel on 9th October 1917
  • Aged c. 40
  • No known grave
  • Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
  • Panel 7
  • Son of Jemima Allen of 127 Balfour Road, Ilford, later Water Lane, Thornton Heath and the late Thomas Allen.

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