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Private 15534 John Allen

8th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment
:  21st March 1919, aged 39 following his discharge on 3rd July 1917  - if the date of death is correct, then John Allen died in Birmingham; his birth was registered during the September Q 1874 and would therefore have been 43 years old.


  • Buried: Unknown
  • Awarded: 1915 Star, British War, and Victory Medals
  • Son of John Allen & Elizabeth [nee MELLOR = 1873].  Mother died September Q 1880, aged 26, registered at Lichfield.
  • Husband to Ann Sarah Allen [nee DEWIS = 1903 Tamworth]; children John William (1906), Joseph Herbert (1908), Isabella (1911), May Lilian (1912) Eric Willoughby (1915),
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Glascote

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Census and Family History Information

(Census)1881 of Boney Hay, Burntwood, STS, Living with Aunt Rebecca ARNOTT [nee Allen, wid], Father John ALLEN, widower, siblings: Rebecca (5), Eliza (2).  Aunt & Father both born at Foleshill, WAR.

(Census) 1891 of Ball Row, Ball Lane, Burntwood.  Living with his father John (38), step mother Isabella (30) siblings: Eliza (12), William (7), Levi (5), Isabella (1). Working as a coal miner.

(Census) 1901 of 294 Main Road, Bolehill & Glascote boarding with the MEEK family, together with his sister Rebecca, and working as a coal miner.

(Census) 1911  6 School Street, Glascote.  John (36) married to Ann Sarah (28) [DEWIS], children: John William (4), Joseph Herbert (2), employed as a collier

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