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Place of Birth: Ainderby Steeple, Yorkshire
Service No: 28316
Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 7th (Service) Battalion
Division: 17th (Northern) Division
Date of Death: 1917-02-08
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: EAST WITTON, YORKSHIRE
Joseph Allen was the son of Thomas and Amelia Allen, née Simpson. Thomas was born at Warlaby and Amelia at Kirby Hill, Yorkshire.
1891 Ainderby Steeple, Yorkshire Census: Joseph Allen, aged 7 years, born Ainderby Steeple, son of Tom and Amelia Allen.
1901 Ainderby Steeple, Yorkshire Census: Joseph Allen, aged 17 years, born Ainderby Steeple, son of Thomas and Amelia Allen.
Joseph was married to Jane Agnes Kendray in 1907.
1911 East Witton, Yorkshire Census: Joseph Allen, aged 27 years, born Ainderby, Yorkshire, husband of Jane Agnes Allen. [Joseph and Jane were living with her father, Paul Kendray, widower.]
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Joseph Allen, 28316, Yorkshire Regiment.
For additional information see: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004, ISBN 1 898941 91 2).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 17th (Northern) Division
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