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1885 - 1916


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1887 - 1916


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1894 - 1916


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1897 - 1916


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1883 - 1918
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Pte 57515 Alfred Christopher Allan

  • Age: 23
  • From: Dundee
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Btn
  • K.I.A Monday 9th April 1917
  • Commemorated at: Bucquoy Rd Cem Ficheux
    Panel Ref: VI.N.25

Alfred Christopher Allan was born in Dundee. He was the son of David and Agnes Strang Melville of 5 South George Street, Dundee. Prior to the war he was employed by the Dundee Courier as a clerk within the Commercial Department.

 

He enlisted in Dundee, formerly with the Highland Divisional Cyclist Company and was serving in the 18th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 57515 when he was killed in action on the 9th April, 1917 aged 23 having been at the front for four months.

 

“COURIER” EMPLOYEE KILLED.

Mr David Allan, South George Street, Dundee, has received official intimation that his son, Private Alfred C. Allan, has been killed in action.  Private Allan enlisted in the Cyclists Battalion in November 1915, but was afterwards transferred to the King’s Liverpools.  He was 23 years of age, and had been at the front for four months.

His officer in a letter to Mrs Allan, said he was an excellent soldier in every way, and a great favourite with the remainder of the men in the company.  Previous to enlisting he was employed in the commercial department of the “Dundee Courier”

Dundee Courier 21st April 1917

 

He now lies in Bucquoy Road, Cemetery, Fichieux. The Inscription on his headstone reads:

"UNTIL THE DAY DAWN AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY"

 

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