BALLANTINE JACK ALLINGTON

 

Born: 1917, Ipswich.

Died: 14th May 1940; age: 22; KiA during the night 14th/15th May – Grossenwald Outpost No. 15, Kalenhofen, near Remeling, held by the regiment.

Residence: Ipswich.

Rank: Trooper; Service Number: 858811

Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps, 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, Lothians and Border Horse, B Squadron.

 

Grave Reference:

4.A.4.

Choloy War Cemetery,

Lorraine,

France.

 

Father: Frank Allington, born August 1883, Woolpit, Suffolk. (Residence: Ipswich)

Mother: Ellen Allington (nee Squirrell), born August 1885, Creeting St. Peter, Suffolk.

 

www.1st lothians and border yeomanry.co.uk:

Tuesday 14 May 1940

“Outpost No 15 was attacked during the night 14/15 and Trooper Allington of B Squadron was killed. 2/Lt Otter-Barry’s report is as follows: On The night of May 13th Post 15 was raided. During the course of the day Bosch patrols had been seen in the wood at our rear. At about 1030 I heard Sgt. Henderson, who held a post in the road and in the rear of my post, open fire with a Bren gun. About half-an-hour later he opened fire again and it was shortly after this that we heard some Jerries moving about inside our wires. We threw a grenade and the Jerries opened fire with pistols and a Tommy gun. We brought one Bren gun into action but it was too dark for any accurate shooting. The action lasted about half-an-hour during the course of which Tpr. Allington lost his life. Shells were falling all around us both before and after the raid.”

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