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Pte 33195 George Allen

  • Age: 30
  • From: Liverpool
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 17th Btn
  • D.O.W Tuesday 1st May 1917
  • Commemorated at: St Sever Cem Ext Rouen
    Panel Ref: P.I.E.7A
George was born 16/07/1886 at 10 Back Peach Street off Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, his birth registered as George LEVI but baptised a week later at St. Peter's Liverpool as George LEVY to Widowed Mother Charlotte Frances Levy (nee Hughes) and lodger Frederick Allen from London who was a local Butcher and slaughterman as was her late husband William Levy. 

Charlotte had two children by her late husband William Levy who died aged 34 in 1885  they were Mary Jane born 1876 and John (Jack) born 1979.
After George was born in 1886 to Charlotte and Frederick they had a daughter Elizabeth Ann born in 1888. Both registered and baptised as Levy. When Charlotte passed away aged 40 in 1897 both George and Elizabeth adopted their father's Surname of Allen.

In 1901 they appear on the Census living in the Court Houses of Pembroke Place, Liverpool with the Joseph Rowe family he also was a Butcher and had married Frederick's  sister Clara Allen. George is living here with his father Frederick, his sister Elizabeth Ann and grandmother Ann Allen.

In 1910 George was a witness at his sister Elizabeth Ann's wedding to Owen Hugh Thomas at St. Silas's Church, Liverpool.

In 1911 George was still living as he was in 1901 at 20 Bunyan St with his dad's Sister Clara Rowe and her family.He is shown as a Carter at the Butcher Company. His Father Frederick is living with married daughter Elizabeth Ann Thomas and her husband Owen Hugh and 3 month old daughter Charlotte at 36 Baker Street, Liverpool.

Prior to the war George worked at Messrs Simpson's abatoir. He enlisted in Liverpool as Private 33195 into the 17th Battalion of The King's Liverpool Regiment. He was wounded on 9th April 1917, and subsequently he died of his wounds on 1st May 1917, aged 30. He is Commemorated at St. Sever Cemetery Ext Rouen: P.I.E.7A

On 16 July 1917 on what would have been his 31st Birthday two notices appeared in the Liverpool Echo :

"Allen - In loving Birthday memory of my dear brother Private G. Allen K. L. R. died of his wounds in France May 1 1917 Sadly missed by his Sister and Brother in Law Owen (In France )"

"Allen - In loving  Birthday  remembrance of Private George Allen ( Liverpool Pals) who died  of his wounds received in action May 1 1917. Never Forgotten by his Brother Jack and Cis and the Children - 43 Phythian Street"

On 01 September 1917 his father Frederick received George's Effects and Pay of £8 :3s :9d and in August 1919 he received a War Gratuity of £6 at his home of 21 Ellesmere Street, Liverpool. His father also claimed the Army Pension while living with daughter and grandchildren at 90 Gaerwen Street, Liverpool.

An In Memorium notice was placed for him in Liverpool Echo on 01 May 1918 entry :-

"ALLEN- In loving memory of Private G.Allen KLR who died of wounds May 1 1917
Never forgotten by his Uncle Joe and Cousin Harry and Mr & Mrs Howard.
If we could have raised his head
Or heard his last farewell
The grief would not have been so hard
To those who loved him well."