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St Mary's Nottingham
He was the husband of Kate Allen and the son of John Allen. They lived at 9 Terrace Street, Hyson Green, Nottingham.
He was a builder's labourer.
19 Feb 1916
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Private
7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He is commemorated in the United Kingdom Book of Remembrance (CWGC). HULL DAILY MAIL, Monday 21 February 1916 SOLDIERS DEATH AT DONCASTER Private Thomas Allen of the 7th Notts and Derby Supernumerary Corps, was killed whilst on guard at the Sandall Bridge over the Great Central Railway, near Doncaster, on Saturday morning. On leaving the guard’s shelter on the side of the line, Allen was caught by a passing train and cut to pieces. This is the third fatality of the kind which has occurred at the same spot, during the time that the bridge has been guarded. At the last inquest some strong expressions of opinion came from the jurymen on the subject. The inquest on Pte Allen will be held today. The deceased’s home was at Nottingham.
DEATH CERTIFICATE (extracts) Registration District: Bawtry & Tickhill. Inquest held: 21 February 1916, ‘Accidental Death’ Date of death: 19 February 1916 Place: Great Central Railway, Sandall Bridge. Name: Thomas Allen Age: 57 years Occupation: Private, 7th Notts & Derby Regiment No 5 Company, stationed at the Guild Hall, Doncaster, formerly a bricklayers labourer of 9 (-) Street, Radford Road, Hyson Green, Nottingham. He is not commemorated on either St Paul Hyson Green or St Stephen Hyson Green parish memorials.
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