John Edric Russell Allen

Edited by : KateBleckly Cymru dros Heddwch/Wales for Peace 19/03/2017

Date of Birth: 3/8/1890

Date of Death: 8/4/1918

Location died: Rouen

Gender: Male

Where buried: St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France

  • Date of birth - 3/8/1890

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  • Battles

  • Date of the battle - 28/7/1914

    Where? - First World War

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    Rank - As Lieutenant

    Service - British Army

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    Rank - As Captain

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  • Date of Death - 8/4/1918

    Where? - Rouen


  • Father - Russell Allen
  • Mother - Blanche Allen
  • Sister - Monica Una Russell Allen
  • Sister - Doris Evelyn Russell Allen
  • Sister - Geraldine May Russell Allen
  • Sister - Margaret Diana Russell Allen
  • Brother - Peter Lewis Russell Allen

School(s) attended

  • Trinity College, Cambridge


  • Davenham Hall, Northwich

Additional Information

John Allen was born in 1891 to Russell and Blanche Allen. He had a sister, Monica Una Russell Allen, who is named alongside him in their dedicated memorial at St Mary and St Nicholas Church, Beaumaris. His father was a part owner of the Manchester Evening News. The family residence was at Davenham Hall, Northwich, Cheshire, but they also had a home in Beaumaris where Russell became High Sheriff and Deputy Lieutenant for Anglesey. John served in France and Belgium during the First World War as part of the 16th (Queen's) Lancers. He rose through the ranks, going from Second Lieutenant, to Lieutenant Captain, to Captain. Captain Allen was tragically wounded in action on 30th March 1918 at Moreuil Wood, and died aged 27 just over a week later from his wounds on 8th April 1918 in Rouen, France. He was never aware that he had been promoted to Captain. He is buried at St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France.

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