Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Harry Raymond Allden 1898-1917, age 19

Barnsley Chronicle 20th October 1917
Thanks to Barnsley Archives
Born: 5th June 1898 in Barnsley and baptised on 10th July 1898 at St Mary's Church in Barnsley. 

Son of: Edward and Elizabeth Allden nee Midgeley. Edward was born in Brierley Hill, Staffordshire and was a glass bottlemaker. He died in March 1899 at the age of 49 when his youngest son Harry was 10 months old. The couple married on 22nd June 1873 at All Saint's church in Silkstone and made their home in Wesley street, Barnsley. They had 8 children. 

  • George Henry 1877
  • Edith Annie 1878
  • John Edward 1881
  • Francis Willie 1884-1884, died age 5 months.
  • Thomas Arthur 1885-1932, died age 46.
  • Cyril Francis 1888
  • Florence Mabel Elizabeth 1891
  • Harry Raymond 1898

After Edward's death, the children and their mother moved to Western street, and then later to Shaw Lane, Barnsley. 

Military Service: Harry was a Private in the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own) 11th Battalion, service number 42747.

Death: 20th September 1917 in Belgium. 

Remembered: Harry has no known grave and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium on panel 42 to 47 and 162.  

Commonwealth War Graves Commission link: here  
Remembered: St Mary's church war memorial, Barnsley

Note: The Barnsley Chronicle on 20th October 1917 reported that prior to Harry's death he had worked at the Barnsley National Shell factory. He was educated at St Mary's Schools and was formerly a chorister at the Parish Church.  

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