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Private Allan Bembridge

Army Number : 200310 (formerly 2017)

Battalion : 1/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Belper, Derbyshire and lived at Parkside, Belper. Son of Thomas and Harriet Bembridge, of 1, Nottingham Road, Belper. He was a Labourer prior to enlisting at Belper. He went to France 1st March 1915 and was killed in action, 1st July 1916, during the attack on Gommecourt, France, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Buried/Commemorated : Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery, Foncquevillers, France. Plot 1 Row H. Grave 14.

Private Allan Bembridge is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
Belper War Memorial, Belper, Derbyshire.

His two brothers Private Arthur Bembridge, 16th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment and Private John Bembridge, 1/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment also fell in the Great War, (Private John Bembridge fell on the same day).