Corporal Tom Allcock

Army Number: 1443

Battalion: 1/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment

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Born at Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire. Son of William and Mary Ann Allcock, of Dove Holes, Derbyshire; husband of Lottie Allcock, of Ashbourne Lane, Chapel-en-le-Frith. He was a lime drawer for Buxton Lime Company prior to enlisting at Dove Holes, 6th June 1911.

Went to France 28th February 1915 and was appointed Lance Corporal 3rd March 1915 and promoted Corporal 2nd June 1915. He received gunshot wounds to his left hand and shoulder on 6th August 1915 and was treated at No. 16 General Hospital, Etaples, France. He was transported to England and was admitted to King George Hospital on 11th August 1915, being discharged on 23rd September 1915.

He returned to France on 20th May 1916 and was killed in action, 1st July 1916, in the attack on the German positions at Gommecourt, France, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Buried Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, France. Plot 1. Row L. Grave 20.

Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, France.
Corporal Tom Allcock grave

Corporal Tom Allcock is also commemorated on the following local memorials:
Dove Holes War Memorial, Dove Holes, Derbyshire.
Peak Dale War Memorial, Peak Dale, Derbyshire.
St. Margaret of Antioch War Memorial, Peak Dale, Derbyshire.

His brother Private Stanley Allcock, 1/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, also fell in the Great War.