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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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Pte 21736 John Henry Cyril Allday

  • Age: 24
  • From: Edge Hill, Liverpool
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 19th Btn
  • D.O.W Friday 24th November 1916
  • Commemorated at: Warlincourt Halte Brit Cem
    Panel Ref: III.G.9
John Henry Cyril Allday was born on 9th June 1892 at 13 Durning Road, Edge Hill, Liverpool to Self Employed Coal Merchant/Dealer Alfred Frances and Esther Rebecca Allday (nee Williams). They Married September Quarter 1891 and had 4 Children, John and 3 girls, their 3rd child, daughter Norah died aged 6 months in 1901.

The 1901 Census shows scholar John aged 9 and sister Elsie aged 4 with their parents at 23 Boswell Street, Toxteth Park.

The 1911 Census shows 18 year old Coal Waggoner John with 14 year old sister Elsie and 8 year old sister Frances with both parents now living at 103 Kenmare Road, Wavertree.

On 12th November, 1914, aged 22 years 5 months, former steward John enlisted in Liverpool into the 19th Battalion of The King's Liverpool Regiment as Private. 21736 , he is described as being 5 Foot 8 and a half in height, weighed 132 lbs, has a 36 and a half inch chest, with grey eyes, light brown hair, with a mole on the left side of his back and was a member if the Church of England.

He was at home in the UK for 360 days training and while at Belton Park, Grantham on 5/09/1915 he had a minor infringement of discipline, being AWOL from the Tatoo till 5.30 a.m. on 06/09/1915. Then a month later when at Larkhill Camp, Salisbury Plain on 2/10/1915 he was AWOL again from 11.55 p.m. till 7 p.m.on 04/10/1915. On 20/10/1915 he was charged with a dirty rifle on Parade.

Two weeks later on 07/11/1915  he sailed from Folkestone for France with the 19th Btn for the next 383 days of his Life. His Army record reflects he was in the Field from 24 June 1916 and was wounded in the leg in action on 4th November 1916 he died from Gun Shot Wounds in a Field Hospital on 24/111916 aged 24.

He is buried with a CWGC Military Headstone and Commemorated at Walincourt Halte British Cemetery  Panel III G. 9

His Soldier Effects Record show his Pay of £6 13s 3d was sent on 16/03/1917 to his Father Alfred and a War Gratuity of £8 10s also sent to his Father Alfred.