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Corporal Raymond Allen


Harrogate Herald 31st October 1917

W H Breare letter

With Sergeant Fletcher were two other boys, Private Draper, son of Mr G Draper, of Nydd Vale Terrace, who brought me the sad news of his brother's death in France. Draper is still in training in this country. The other visitor was F Allen, of 33 Commercial Street, who was in the King's Royal Rifles. He was wounded in the thigh and received his discharge September 23rd. He still has trouble from his old wound. Allen's brother, Corporal Raymond Allen, who worked at the Baths, has likewise been discharged. Another brother, Private N Allen, in the Canadians, is expecting to get his discharge, for he is incapacitated for military duties. Private Cecil Allen, another brother, is still in France. The last-named boy was fighting in German East Africa, where he was wounded, but on recovery was sent to fight in France. This is a good record of service for one family, isn't it?


Harrogate Herald - 26th December 1917

W H Breare letter

Just as I was dictaphoning to you in walked Corporal Raymond Allen. Until yesterday at 3 o'clock he had no idea that he would be coming on leave. He had been to his home, but had not found his people in. you see, they had no intimation that he would come. His mother and sister had been here only an hour before, and he thought they may still be here. However, they were soon united. I felt pleased when he did not find them at home that he turned to me, thinking I was the Enquire Within for Everything.


Harrogate Herald - 22nd May 1918

In loving memory of my dear son, Corporal Raymond Allen, killed in action April 27th, 1918 - From his mother, sister, and brothers.


Harrogate Herald - 22nd May 1918

Corporal Raymond Allen, London Regiment, son of Mrs Allen, of Commercial Street, Harrogate, was killed in action on April 27th. He joined the Army in September, 1914, and with the exception of a period in hospital with dysentery and a slight wound, had been well whilst in France. Before enlisting he was employed at Messrs Hardy, of Leeds. Three of his brothers have been discharged.


Harrogate Herald - 29th May 1918

Photo - Corporal R Allen, Army Service Corps, third son of Mrs Allen, Commercial Street, Harrogate was killed in action April 20th.


Harrogate Herald - 14th April 1920

In loving memory of my dear don, Corporal Raymond Allen, killed in action April 27th, 1918 - From Mother, Sister, and brothers (in Canada).



Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own)

1/8th London Regiment

Corporal Raymond Allen (B/201547)

Enlisted : Doncaster

Residence : Harrogate

Died : 27th April 1918

Killed in Action

France and Flanders

Formerly : S/4/072030, RASC (MT)



In Memory of


Corporal B/201547 Rifle Brigade who died on Saturday, 27th April 1918.

Commemorative Information

Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France

Grave Reference/Panel Number: Panel 81 to 84


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