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Allen, Norman

Norman Allen entered Guy's as a Dental Student in May 1913. He passed his first examinations shortly after the outbreak of war. In September1914, he enlisted in the Artists' Rifles and proceeded to France a few months later. In May 1915, he obtained a Commission in the 2nd batt. Royal Warwick.Regt., and was wounded in the Battle of Loos on September 1917. He was in England until the following September when he was again ordered to France being at the time attached to the 14th batt.

He was promoted Captain in July1917. The 14th batt. was ordered to Italy in November, 1917, and remained there until March 1918, when it was again sent to France to assist in stemming the German offensive of that period.

Capt. Allen fell while "gallantly rallying his men in an attack upon a German outpost". He was killed on April 14th 1918. Guy's Hospital Reports Vol LXX, War Memorial Number.

Biographical

Surname(s)Allen
First name(s)Norman
Family detailsSon of Charles William and Marian Allen, of "Sharsted," Thorpe Rd., Peterborough; husband of Genevieve Marie Alice Maurette Allen (nee Frebourg), of 15, Rue Cemuschi, Paris
Previous educationMarlborough Grammar School
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college01 May 1913
Dept / courseL.D.S. Pupilage, Chemistry and Physics
Military unitArtists' Rifles, Royal Warwickshire Regt., "B" Coy. 2nd Bn. posted to 14th Bn.
Date enlistedSeptember 1914
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsFrance and Italy
Date of death14 April 1918
Age at death25
Rank at deathCaptain
Burial placeMerville Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital Memorial
SourcesGuy's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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