Private William Hoades Allen

Army Number: 241587 (formally 4607)

Battalion: 2/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born at Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. Son of John and Kate Allen, of Scarthin, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. He was a cotton knotter prior to enlisting at Matlock. He was killed in action, 21st March 1918, whilst holding the line near Noreuil, France on the opening day of the German Spring Offensive or (Kaiserschlact)

Commemorated Arras Memorial, France. Bay 7

Arras Memorial, France.

Private William Hoades Allen is also commemorated on the following local memorials:
Scartin War Memorial, Cromford, Derbyshire.

His brotherĀ Private John Allen, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment also fell in the Great War.