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Allison, G., L/Cpl., 1915
On the Helles Memorial is the name of 4477 Lance Corporal G. Allison, serving with the Northumberland Fusiliers who died 19/08/1915.

Tess McTiernan has provided the following:

Lance Corporal George Allison
4477, 8th (Service) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers
Lance Corporal Allison served with 8th (Service) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.

George was born in 1883 in Aspatria, Cumberland, the youngest of six children, son of Walter and Hannah Allison . After the early death of Hannah, Walter married Elizabeth Dixon and fathered a further six children.

In 1901 George was living with his extended family in Prospect, Aspatria and was working as a coal miner newer.He boarded at 16 Elm Terrace, Tantobie before his marriage to Margaret Hughes in 1911. Their son John was born in 1914.

8th Battalion Aug 1914 was formed at Newcastle as part of Kitchener’s First New Army. It moved to Belton Park, Grantham and joined the 34th Brigade of the 11th Division.

April 1915 - Moved to Witley and Frensham, Surrey for final training.
July 1915 - Moved to the Mediterranean, sailing from Liverpool to Murdos.
6th August 1915 - Landed in Gallipoli and engaged in various actions against the Turkish Army including the landing near Lala Baba at Sulva Bay, the Battle of Sari Bair.

George was presumed dead in Turkey 19/08/1915 aged 30 years. He was awarded the Victory Medal, British War Medal and 1914-15 Star.

He is remembered with honour on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey Panel 33 to 35

Lynne Irving has added that he was the brother-in-law of Charles A. Hughes.

George Allison is remembered at Dipton on D46.06 and at Leadgate on L65.01 and at Tanfield on T35.04

The CWGC entry for Lance Corporal Allison

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk