Born: 1886, Stonham Parva, Suffolk.

Died: 14th August 1919; age 33; of Tuberculosis, at the Borough Fever Hospital, Ipswich. Constance Allard of ‘Gower’ Somers Park Avenue, Malvern Link, Worcestershire was present at the time of her husband’s death.

Residence: ‘Gower’ Somers Park Avenue, Malvern Link, Worcestershire.

Occupation: Iron Turner & Fitter.

Enlistment Date: 19th May 1915; residence: 11, Exeter Road, California, Ipswich.

Joined at Mill Hill – 20th May 1915.

Date of Entry Therein: 1st September 1915 – France.

Promoted Corporal – 3rd July 1916.



Home – 19th May 1915 – 31st August 1915

B.E.F. France – 1st September 1915 – 5th September 1916

Home – 6th September 1916 – 26th July 1917.


Discharged – 26th July 1917 – wounded – Gun Shot Wound to right leg – Amputated Lower 3rd from thigh. Edward served 2 years & 70 days, and awarded a weekly Pension of 30/ – 9 weeks then 18/ – for life.

Edward signed for his Silver War Badge 22nd August 1917, ‘Gower’ Somers Park Avenue, Malvern Link, Worcestershire.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: G/10651

Regiment: Middlesex Regiment, 13th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Constance L.M. Allard, of ‘Gower’ Somers Park Avenue, Malvern Link, Worcestershire.





1891   On Turnpike, Stonham Parva, Suffolk.


Edward was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Calver Allard, 43, Agricultural Labourer, born Kirton, Suffolk.

Phoebe Allard (nee Ford), 37, born Earl Stonham, Suffolk.

William John Allard, 14, born Great Blakenham, Suffolk.

Elizabeth Ellen Allard, 11, born Great Blakenham.

George Frederick Allard, 7, born Little Stonham, Suffolk.

Ernest Allard, 2, born Little Stonham, Suffolk.


1901   Great Road, Little Stonham, Suffolk.


Edward was 15 years old, a Stable Groom. He was living with his parents & brothers.

William, 55, Agricultural – Horseman & Land.

Phoebe, 50.

George, 17, a Carter.

Ernest, 13, a Telegram Boy.

Albert Allard, 9, born Little Stonham.

Bertie Charles Allard, 7, Little Stonham.


1911   Little Stonham, Suffolk.


Edward was 24, a Maltster’s Labourer. He was living with his mother & brothers.

Phoebe, 63.

Ernest, 23, a Labourer.

Albert, 19, a Farm Labourer.

Bertie, 17, a Grocer’s Apprentice.


On the 26th April 1913, at Ipswich, Edward married Constance Lilian May Beachus, a hairdresser, born August 1894, Malvern Link, Worcestershire – daughter of Edward James Beachus, a carpenter, and Elizabeth Beachus (nee Clay), of The Laurels, Yates Hay Road, Malvern Link.

Constance and Edward had three children:

Dorothy Lilian Allard, born November 1913, Ipswich.

Winifred Beatrice Allard, born December 1914, Ipswich.

Gordon Albert Edward Allard, born November 1917, Malvern Link, Worcestershire.


THE MIDDLESEX REGIMENT 13th (Service) Battalion:

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