Maj.
Hazlett Samuel Allison

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortedatum:
06/01/1894
Geboorteplaats:
Madras, Madras Presidency, Brits-Indiƫ

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Student Geneeskunde

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Ierland
Strijdmacht:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Major
Service nummer:
/
Dienstneming datum:
08/08/1914
Eenheden:
 —  Royal Irish Rifles, 7/8th Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
09/08/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Frezenberg, Belgiƫ
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
23

Gedenkplaats

Onderscheidingen en medailles 4

1914-15 Star
Medaille
British War Medal
Medaille
Mentioned in Despatches
Honourable mentioning
Victory Medal
Medaille

Points of interest 1

#1 Geboorteplaats

Mijn verhaal

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".

Bronnen 1

7 Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (The National Archives, KEW (TNA), WO 95/1975/2).
https://nationalarchives.gov.uk
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