Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1
Private 27318 Robert ALLEN of 17th Bn. Manchester Regiment (Formerly 25th Manchester Regiment)
Killed in Action Tuesday 7th May 1918, France , age 26
|Home address:||24 Wilson Street, Gorse Hill, Stretford, Lancashire|
|Born:||1892, Manchester, Lancashire|
|Parents:||Sarah Jane Allen and Adam Allen of 137, George Street, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Occupation:||Ford Motor Works, Manchester|
|He enlisted in:||Manchester, Lancashire|
|Remembered:||Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A|
|Link to Hyde:||Mother Born in Hyde|
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.