Private John Allchin

Army Number: 7232

Battalion: 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born at Derby. Son of William Henry Allchin, of 9, Sylvan Street, Leicester. Husband of Martha Allchin, of 79, Argyll Street, Leicester. He was a baker prior to enlisting on 30th January 1902 at Derby.

He served in Hong Kong from 7th December 1903 to 6th December 1904, Strait Settlements (Singapore) from the 7th December 1904 to 11th December 1906, India from 12th December 1906 to 1st February 1910. He was transferred to the Reserves and England on 2nd February 1910.

He re-engaged on 26th August 1914 and went to France on 4th November 1914. He was killed in action, on 13th March 1915, whilst the battalion was retiring to reserve trenches near Neuve Chappell, France.

Commemorated Le Touret Memorial, France. Panel 26 & 27

Le Touret Memorial, France.

Private John Allchin is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
St. Marks Church War Memorial, Leicester
St. Augustine’s Church War Memorial, Leicester.

His brother Private Fred Allchin, Yorks and Lancs Regiment, also fell in the Great War.