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.


Grave Reference:


Bancourt British Cemetery,

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.

George, 11.


1911   10, Balkerne Lane, Colchester, Essex.


James was 24 years old, a Clerk – Political Agents. He was married and Head of the Household.

Matilda, 36.

Matilda, 16.

Violet, 3.


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.

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