Frank Albert Allen

Date of birth: 1889
Place of birth: Southampton
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Battalion: 2nd Brigade H.Q
Rank / Service No: Driver, 150188
Died: 8th May 1918, aged 29 years
Buried: White House Cemetery, St Jean-les-Ypres, Belgium (Plot III, Row Q, Grave 21)


Frank was the youngest of 7 siblings born to Henry and Sarah Allen (nee Hopgood), who married in Southampton in 1874.


Both parents were born in Southampton in 1854; Sarah passed away in the city in 1905 with Henry following in 1912.



Frederick Henry   b. 1877 Southampton   d. 1915 Southampton   Married Harriett Smith in Southampton in 1906.

Thomas Edward   b. 1879 Southampton d. ??   Married Catherine (Kate) Philpott in Southampton in 1901.

Henry   b. 26 January 1881 Southampton   d. 1952 Southampton   Married Sarah Jane Massom in Southampton in 1900.

Beatrice N.   b. 1884 Southampton   d. 1945 Southampton   Married Richard Bessant in Southampton in 1944.

Florence Rose   b. 1886 Southampton   d. ??   Married Alfred Stewart Arnold in Southampton in 1909.

Albert Ernest J.   b. 1887 Southampton   d. ??

Frank Albert 


The 2nd Brigade was originally formed with the 21st, 42nd and 53rd Batteries and was attached to the 6th Infantry Division for the whole war.


The brigade arrived in France with the B.E.F on 10 September 1914, landing at St. Nazaire.


Frank probably perished after being wounded in the last days of the Battle of the Lys.


Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 18th November 2016


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