Informationen zu Geburt

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Truppe:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
203388
Einberufung ort:
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Einheiten:
 —  Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 1/5th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
22/08/1917
Sterbeort:
Winnipeg Farm, Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen

Gedenkstätte

Tyne Cot Memorial
Tafel: 24

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 3

#1 Geburtsort
#2 Einberufung ort
#3 "Todesort"

Meine Geschichte

Private Alfred Allen of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1/5th Battalion, 143rd Brigade, 48th Division advanced with his Battalion on the 22nd of August 1917. The 48th Division was in the front lines approximately running from the hamlet of Keerselare and Hillock Farm. The Division attacked with two brigades, the 144th on the left and the 143th on the right. The 143rd Brigade advanced at zero hour, 4.45 a.m. with the 1/5th Royal Warwicks. They attacked the German strongpoints at Winnipeg and Springfield. The 1/5th Royal Warwicks succeeded in capturing the gunpits at C.12.d.7.3 West of Winnipeg, but further advance was impossible, due to the hard conditions. On the left the leading wave gained its objective without serious opposition, owing to the tank support. The tanks were unable to leave the Keerselare-Saint-Julien road, due to the muddy terrain and the main objective couldn’t be reached. The gunpits fell at about 9 a.m. to a German counterattack and drove the Battalion back to the principal positions, though C company recaptured them later that day.

Quellen 5

"The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995, pg. 59-60.
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Ancestry
http://home.ancestry.co.uk/
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CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/845905/ALLEN,%20ALFRED
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The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
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War diary Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1st/5th Battalion
http://www.nmarchive.com
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