Hazlett Samuel Allison

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Madras, Madras Presidency, Raj britannique

Informations générales

Étudiant en médecine

Informations service militaire

Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation date:
 —  Royal Irish Rifles, 7/8th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Frezenberg, Zonnebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Distinctions et médailles 4

1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Mentioned in Despatches
Eervolle vermelding
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 2

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu du décès (approximatif)

Mon histoire

On 7 August 1917 the 7th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (48th Brigade, 16th Division) marched to the frontline and relieved the 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. D Comany was posioned on the left of the Ypres-Roulers Railway, near Frezenberg. The next they the Germans shelled the frontline during the whole day. They hit the battalion Headquarters, killing or wounding all the runners and observers. On 9 August 1917 Major Allison was killed, probably by a shell. He was buried near to the place were he was killed, but afterwards his body was never found. He is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres.
Major Allison was mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette, 4 Jan. 1917) for gallant and distinguised service in the field, the official record station: "Near Hulluch, on the night of 31 July - 1 Aug, he was in charge of an enterprise against the German trenches. Shortly after the return of his party, the enemy made a bombing attack on our saps. Capt. Allison immediately returned to the saps and organized a couter-attack, which not only drove off the Germans, but followed them up and bombed them back into their own trenches. Durin gthe past nine months Capt. Allison has repeatedly shown great courage and resource whilst leading petrols, and has set a splendid example to all ranks".

Sources 1

7 Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (The National Archives, KEW (TNA), WO 95/1975/2).
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