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 Post subject: Pte Allen - 21 Aug 1915
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:44 am 
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21 August 1915

Territorial's Fatal Illness
Harle Syke Man's Announcement
Last night we received the following letter from Pte. (11453) Samuel Yates, of the 19th(?) General Hospital Alexandria.
"I have been ordered by the medical officer to inform the relatives of the death in my ward during the early hours of August 9th of Pte Allen. All the words I could get out of him were 'Pte. Allen, of the 5th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment,' and that he lived in the vicinity of Wood Top. his illness was due to chronic dysentry. With the sister and the medical officer in charge, I stayed up with him three days and three nights without any sleep struggling to keep him alive. He had a peaceful end. He will be buried to-morrow (August 10)."
Pte. Yates, whose home is at Harle Syke, wished us to insert this notice and we presume he has not been able to get the address of the relatives of the unfortunate soldier. We have not been able to trace the soldier, so publish the letter as received.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:44 am 
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Bishop's Nephew Wounded
In yesterdays official casualty list appears the name of Captain W. F. Henn, of the 7th Royal Munster Fusiliers, amongst the wounded. Captain Henn is a nephew of the Bishop of Burnley.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:00 am 
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In relation to Mel's posting of the letter from Pte Yates:

ALLEN
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: East Lancashire Regiment
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Date of Death: 09/08/1915
Service No: 2657
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: J. 125.
Cemetery: ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:01 am 
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I looked for him on the CWGC and couldn't find him. You are getting to be quite the pro Maureen :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:11 am 
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