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Allen, J.C., Pte., 1915
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Tynemouth Roll of Honour

Illustrated Chronicle 10th August 1915

In Seaforth Cemetery, Cheddar Villa is the Commonwealth War Grave, of 6/2602 Private John Cecil Allen, serving with the 1/6th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers who died 26/04/1915.

John Cecil Allen was born in Ryhope, Sunderland on the 20th October 1897, the only son to father John Allen, Engineman [6 Queen Alexandra Road West, North Shields], by his wife Mary, daughter of Jacob Williamson of Ryhope. They were married in 1893.

The family in 1901 were residing at 5 Hill Top Lane, Murton, and Johns father was working at Murton Colliery. By 1909, the whole family had moved to North Shields and were then residing at 6 Queen Alexandra Road West, North Shields, Northumberland.

John attended the Royal Jubilee School in North Shields and was awarded a Council Scholarship in 1910. Then attended the Tynemouth Municipal High School at Tynemouth.

He enlisted in the 1/6th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers on the 20th September 1914.

Was killed in action at St Julien, near Ypres on the 26th April 1915.

De Ruvigny Roll of Honour

The Newcastle Journal Monday 21/06/1915 reported his death under the heading of Northern Casualties. :-

The following local casualties amongst warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the Expeditionary Force are reported from the base under the 3rd of June :- 6th Northumberland Fusiliers. Private J.G. Allen 2602.

He is remembered at North Shields on N34.02 and in N34.48 page 27

The CWGC entry for Private Allen

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