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Alfred Allsop

Private 30677 - Sherwood Foresters
17th Battalion Notts Derby Regiment

Enlisted: Worksop 31st Aug 1915

Killed in Action Flanders 7th Jul 1916 : Age 45

Le Touret Military Cemetary, Rochebourg-L’Avoue, ref III.J.18

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Private 30677 Alfred Allsop was born 30th June 1871 at Hucknall Huthwaite. Tracing back original Alsop spelling from 1881 census reveals 9 year old Alfred had 3 elder brothers, Joseph 18, George 17 and Henry 12, plus a 7 year old sister Paulina.

Mr William Alsop 45 and mother Sarah 40, farmed 40 acres on Pit Lane. Their 1891 Blackwell Road addressing next titles father as a Carrier, with Alfred being last child kept at home working as a coal miner potentially employed at New Hucknall Colliery.

Marrying 6 years younger Sarah from Worksop finds Alfred heading their 1901 marital home in Mason Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield. Thirteen year marriage doesn't appear to produce any children following final 1911 census relocation addressing 11 Allen Street, Worksop. Alfred always continued hewing coals up to his Worksop enlistment. Registering widow Mrs Sarah Allsop at The Willows, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, might recognise her lonely return to a Stanton parental Nottinghamshire household.

Commanding Officer wrote:-

  Private Allsop was one of my best and most useful men. He always did his duty willingly and thoroughly, and will be very sadly missed in the platoon. Men like him are hard to replace.

Private A Allsop served with the Sherwood Foresters Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 6th March 1916. He was killed in action 4 months later fighting amongst the trenches at Givenchy.

Allsop A. is correctly commemorated on the Huthwaite Cemetery War Memorial plus parish church Roll of Honour, and gains additional remembrance likewise upon the Worksop War memorial and Worksop church Roll of Honour.

04 Feb 09     by Gary Elliott       Updated 04 Aug 17