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William George Henry Allen

William George Henry Allen

Date of Birth

26 March, 1923

College

Borough Road College

Job(s)

Called up in 1942

Service number

299759

WW2 rank

Lieutenant

1st Bn., South Lancashire Regiment

Theatre of war

Europe

Date of death

07 June, 1944

Location of death

France

Buried/memorial

Bayeux War Cemetery

Awards/Honours


Biography

Lieutenant William George Henry Allen entered Borough Road College in 1941. He was predicted to finish his degree in 1943, however, he was called up in 1942. He joined the 1st Battalion of the South Lancashire Regiment. This regiment is most famous for the part it played in the invasion of Normandy on 6th June 1944. Lieutenant Allen’s body was never found. It is believed he died during the invasion and he is remembered at Bayeux War Cemetery on the Roll of Honor.

Sources

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

www.fallenheroesofnormandy.org

Borough Road College Registry 1941