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Lance Corporal Thomas Allen

Army Number : 10976

Battalion : 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Derby. Son of John and Elizabeth Allen, of 258, Stockbrook Street, Derby. Enlisted at Derby and was a professional soldier. He served in India and went France 11th September 1914. Killed in action 24th September 1915 by German shellfire whilst serving in the trenches near Potijze, Belgium.

Buried/Commemorated : Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Panel 39 and 41

His brother Private Ernest Allen 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment also fell in the Great War.

Lance Corporal Thomas Allen is also commemorated on the following local memorials:
St. Luke's Church War Memorial, Derby.