Born: 1886, Ipswich.
Died on or since death presumed: 15th October 1916; age: 31; KiA.
Residence: Colchester, Essex.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Private: Service Number: 21057.
Regiment: Essex Regiment, 11th Battalion.
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Martha & the late James Allen; husband of Matilda Anne Allen, of 6, Dorset Place, Stanwell Road, Colchester, Essex.
1891 John’s Square, John’s Street, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.
James was 4 years old and living with his mother & brother.
Martha Allen (nee Worrell), 41, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.
George Henry Allen, 1, born Camberley, Surrey.
In 1891, James’s father, 35 year old, James Allen was a General Labourer. He a Lodger at the Lodge House, of 62 year old, widow, Mary Gage – 13, Dilke Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk.
1901 160, Handford Road, Ipswich.
James was 15 years old, a Stockbroker’s Clerk. He was living with his parents & brother.
James Allen, 45, a Gardener – not domestic, born Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.
Martha, 50, a Tailoress – at home.
1911 10, Balkerne Lane, Colchester, Essex.
James was 24 years old, a Clerk – Political Agents. He was married and Head of the Household.
In 1904, Colchester, Essex, James married Matilda Anne Isbell, born June 1874, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland. They had 2 children and Matilda’s daughter:
Matilda Backler Isbell, born 1895, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
Violet Anne Allen, born 1907, Colchester, Essex.
Albert E. Allen, born 1911, Colchester.
Soldiers’ Effects to Matilda A. Allen – widow.