Informations sur naissance

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
203388
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Unités:
 —  Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 1/5th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
22/08/1917
Lieu de décès:
Winnipeg Farm, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)

Mémorial

Tyne Cot Memorial
Panneau: 24

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Complément d'informations

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.

Sources 5

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