Private 30677 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts Derby Regiment 17th Battalion
Killed in Action Flanders 7th Jul 1916 : Age unknown
Le Touret Military Cemetary, Rochebourg-L’Avoue, ref III.J.18
Private Alfred Allsop can only be confirmed as a Forester recognised from Huthwaite, given place of birth in the once commonly called Hucknall. His name is since discovered upon two other Nottinghamshire war memorials if including Underwood plus Worksop. The latter Roll of Honour represents area he enlisted at time living in the district of Mansfield, still undetailed except for suggesting age when killed. A 45 year old mature soldier holding a widely known family surname may have shared ancestral links in all three places offering remembrance, although that sadly cannot account for no next of kin details.
Nottinghamshire County Council Underwood Church War Memorials + Worksop - Memorial Ave
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Sourced contributing material from Paul Bradshaw.
Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 A. ALLSOP, born Hucknall, enlisted Worksop, resides Mansfield. 17th. Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts. and Derby Regt.) Private 30677, Died 7th. July, 1916, France and Flanders.
Written 04 Feb 09 Revised 04 Feb 14 © by Gary Elliott