Monday, 13 March 2017

Ernest Henry Allsop 1896 - 1917

Ernest Allott Barnsley Independent 26th May 1917
With thanks to Barnsley Archives

Born:  1896

Military Service:
Regiment and Battalion :York and Lancaster 14th Battalion
Service number and Rank: 22324 Private
Awards: The Victory Medal and the British War Medal

Death:   8th May 1917 aged 21
Buried at: Baillelur Road Cemetery, France
Grave Reference: I.H.19

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:-
He was the son of Mrs. Ellen Eaton (formerly Allsop) and the late John Allsop, of 44 Kier Street, Barnsley.

St Georges Church Barnsley Memorial Plaque  
St Marys Church Barnsley Combined War Memorial

Links & Notes:
Lives of the First World War
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

In Memory by (website) Pierre Vandevelden
UK De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

Transcript from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:
Ernest Henry Allsop. Private, No. 22494, 14th (Service) Battalion. (2nd Barnsley) The York and Lancaster Regt; yst. s. of John Henry Allsop of 44 Keir Street, Barnsley, Pit Bottom Engineman, by his wife, Ellen, dau. of John Phillips; and brother to L.- Cprpl, B. Allsop (qv) b. Barnsley co. York, 8th March 1896; educ. St. Mary's Schools; Barnsley, was employed at the Barugh Chemical Works ; enlisted in Feb. 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 1 June following, being attached to the Machine Gun Section of his battalion, and was killed in action at Arras, France, 8th May 1917.  Capt. W.C. Hankinson wrote " He was killed at his post in what was the most dangerous part of our line, but was spared all suffering.  He was killed instantaniously and was one of the best men in my company".  Unm

Ernest's second Christian name is not always used.

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