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VC747   William Barnsley Allen

Name   William Barnsley Allen   No.      

VC Issue No.   747   Awards   VC   DSO   MC & BAR

Regiment   Royal Army Medical Corps attached to 1/3rd West Riding No. 21 Field Ambulance, Royal Field Artillery (Territorial Force)



Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 'Perley's Marsh', Stocks Lane, Bracklesham Bay, Sussex, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Earnley Church, Clappers Lane, Earnley, near Bracklesham, Sussex, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   26 October 1916

VC Presented   2 June 1917 by King George V at Hyde Park, London, England


P  Headstone, Earnley Church, Clappers Lane, Earnley, near Bracklesham, Sussex, England

P  Named On Victoria Cross Honours Plaque, Hounslow Civic Centre, West London

P  Memorial Plaque, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

By The Way…

Wounded 7 times, gassed and blinded for 6 months in the war, post war service contracted dysentery, malaria and sleeping sickness, he took to drink and drugs to help cope with his ailments. He died in August 1933 from opium poisoning

VC Held By

Royal Army Medical Corps Museum, Keogh Barracks, Mytchett Place Road, Ash Vale, Aldershot, Hampshire, England



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The First World War

BORN   8 June 1892

DIED   27 August 1933   AGE   41

VC Won   3 September 1916   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Near Mesnil, Somme, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

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