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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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Cpl 16763 William Thomas Allmark

  • Age: 20
  • From: Anfield, Liverpool
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Btn
  • K.I.A Monday 23rd April 1917
  • Commemorated at: Arras Memorial
    Panel Ref: Bay 3
William Thomas was born in Liverpool in 1896 the son of William Owen Allmark and his wife Emily Jane (nee Smith). He was baptised on 21/09/1896.

The 1901 Census shows the family are living at 21 Bala Street, Walton. Father is a Tinsmith born in Chester whilst his mother was born in Liverpool.

His mother died in 1907 aged 33.

By the time of the 1911 Census his father has remarried to Elizabeth and they live together with William at 56 Sedley Street, Liverpool. William now 14 is employed as a Clerk. 

He enlisted in Liverpool on 01/09/1914 joining the 18th Battalion of The King's Liverpool Regiment as Private 16763. He gave his age as 19 years and 20 days (exaggerated by 1 year) and his occupation as a Cotton Sampleman. He is described as being 5'5 inches tall and weighed 124lbs. He had a 37 inch chest, a sallow complexion and had grey eyes and brown hair. 

He was hospitalised with Tonsillitis from 17/07- 30/07/1915 whilst in training at Belton Park. He sailed to France with his Pals arriving on 07/11/1915. 

He suffered a GSW to his back on 12/08/1916 but resumed his duties on 16/08/1916. He then had a bout of Trench foot from 21/10 - 30/10/1916. He was made Acting Lance Corporal on 04/12/1916,. He had a period of leave in the UK from 02/01 - 14/01/1917.

He was then made paid Lance Corporal on 07/04/1917. Two days later he was wounded in the opening phase of the Battle of Arras. He resumed duty on 10/04/17 when he was also made Acting Corporal. 

William was initially declared as missing on 23/04/1917. He was subsequently ( on 05/05/17) declared as killed in action on 23/04/1917, aged 20. His body was not recovered from the battlefield or was subsequently lost as his name is recorded on the Arras Memorial in France. 

A newspaper report in the Lpool Evening Express 17/8/17 reported his death

Corpl.W.Allmark, King's Liverpool Regt., aged 20, was killed in action on April 23rd,1917. He lived with his parents at 9,Vienna-street,Liverpool, and was employed by Hooper and Co., Cotton Exchange.  

His father received his effects on 17/12/1917 at his home at 9 Vienna Street, Everton.

William Thomas is commemorated on the following Memorials:

Richmond Baptist Church in Everton 

Liverpool Cotton Association

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(104 Years this day)
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