Hyde War Memorial Trust

Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1

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Robert ALLEN

Private 27318 Robert ALLEN of 17th Bn. Manchester Regiment (Formerly 25th Manchester Regiment)

Killed in Action Tuesday 7th May 1918, France , age 26

Of:24 Wilson Street, Gorse Hill, Stretford, Lancashire
Born:1892, Manchester, Lancashire
Parents:Sarah Jane Allen and Adam Allen of 137, George Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Ford Motor Works, Manchester
He enlisted in:Manchester, Lancashire
Remembered on:Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium,   Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A
Link with Hyde:Mother Born in Hyde

Notes:

Awarded DCM for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when acting as a stretcher bearer. He managed to bring a wounded man back successfully from a front position under full fire from advancing enemy, and during the following week repeatedly brought in wounded men under heavy machine-gun fire. He was eventually wounded while attending to a case (3.9.18).

Private Allen died within three hours of being informed he was being awarded the DCM.