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Cpl 50180 Arthur Henry Alliott

  • Age: 22
  • From: Grantham Lincs
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 19th Btn
  • D.O.W Sunday 25th August 1918
  • Commemorated at: St Hilaire Cem Ext Frevant
    Panel Ref: L.3

Born in the December quarter of 1895 as Henry Alliott at 28 North Parade, Little Gonerby, Grantham, Lincs to Rutland born tailor James Alliott and his wife Margaret (nee Morris) who married in the September quarter of 1890. Henry was the 9th child of his Father's 9 children. His Father had 7 children from his first wife Mary Alice Royce who died in the September quarter of 1889 aged 32 in childbirth of their stillborn Daughter Constance. The first born of that marriage was named Arthur Henry Alliott born in 1885, in 1911 he appears as an imbecile inmate at Grantham Workhouse.

Henry was educated at Grantham National Schools and at Sedgebrook after winning a Kesteven County Council scholarship.

The 1901 Census at 28 North Parade Little Gonerby shows Henry aged 5 with his parents and his siblings including half brother Arthur.

In 1905 Henry's father James died aged 49.

The 1911 Census shows 15 year old Henry still at school, living with his widowed mother and his sister Nellie who was a dressmaker working from home at their new address at 47 Manthope Road, Grantham.

In 1916 Henry appears to have enlisted in Loughborough with the Leicestershire Regt as Pte. 20963 Arthur Henry Alliott. He later transferred to the 1st Battalion of The King's Liverpool Regiment and then into the 19th battalion( Pals) as 50180 where he was promoted to Lance Corporal and finally Corporal.

In February 1918 he received Gun Shot Wounds to his Arm and died 6 months later on 25 August 1918 from these wounds near St.Hilaire, France. He was 22 years of age.

Two of his half brothers Thomas and George William were also serving in France.

Henry is commemorated with a CWGC military headstone at St.Hilaire Cemetery Ext. Frevant at L.3 as Cpl 50180 of 19th . His headstone bears the epitaph:


Two articles appeared in the Grantham Journal on 07/09/1918  from his family referring to him as L/Cpl Henry Arthur Alliott:-

"Died of Wounds "
Alliott- In loving memory of Lance Corporal Henry Arthur Alliott late of Grantham died of wounds received in action in France August 25th aged 22 years.

He bravely answered the duty's call
His life he gave for one and all.

From his sorrowing Mother, sisters and brothers (in France) "

14 September 1918 a photo of him was posted in the Grantham Journal.

4th November 1918 and 18th December 1918 his mother Margaret was sent his pay and effects

28 November 1919 a War Gratuity of £14 :10s was sent also to her at 28a Massey Street, Nottingham.

Two of his half brothers Thomas and George William were also serving in France.