Frederick Allman, Private 11452, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards
Killed in action 27th September 1915 in France
Frederick Allman was baptised on 11th July 1883 at Christ Church, Macclesfield, the son of Ann and James Allman, a farm labourer of Macclesfield. In 1891, 8 year old Frederick was living at 4 Townley Place with his parents and brothers William (13), Albert (4) and Walter (1). Ten years later in 1901, Frederick was boarding with the family of William and Agnes Brown at 34 Albert Street, Kettering, and employed as a brush maker.
Frederick married Florence D Freeman at Camberley in 1911.
Frederick attested at Manchester and entered France on 26th July 1915. He was reported wounded and missing on 21st October 1915, and on 26th December this was changed to ‘killed in action at some time between 27th September and 15th October 1915’.
Private Fred Allman has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel Ref. 5 to 7 on the Loos Memorial at Pas-de-Calais, France. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Fred Allman, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.
The floral tributes laid when the Macclesfield Park Green War Memorial was unveiled on 21st September 1921 included one with the words “In fond remembrance of George, Frank, and Fred Allman, from father, brother and family.”
Family History Society of Cheshire (FHSC): Macclesfield Christ Church CD – Baptism transcriptions
GRO (England & Wales) Index: Marriages
Census (England & Wales): 1891, 1901
WWI British Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects
Lives of the First World War website
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Macclesfield Courier: 24 Sept 1921