Allen, Harry Bertrand

Harry Bertrand 


1895 - 1918
Service no.36295
DiedMarch 28, 1918



Harry Bertrand

Harry was born in 1895 in Leicester to Harry Benjamin Allen, a railway goods checker, and Charlotte (nee Bowns). He was one of eleven children –

Horace William 1891
Beatrice May 1893
Florence Emily 1894
Harry Bertrand 1895
Harold James 1897
Charlotte Amelia 1898
Charles Edward 1900
Amy Elizabeth 1902
Gladys Gertrude 1903
Grace Evelyn 1905
Reginald John 1906

In the 1901 census the family lived at 214 Green Lane Rd., Leicester and in the 1911 census they were at 53 Shenton St.

Harry was Lance Corporal 14451 in the 9th Leicestershire Regiment and later became Lance Corporal 36295 in the 7th Leicestershire Regiment.
He died of his wounds on 28.3.1918, aged 23, when his regiment was at Heilly in support of the 3rd Australian Division but we do not know when he was wounded.
He is buried at Le Cateau Military Cemetery in France. Grave ref:V.A.6