Allman, Frederick

Frederick Allman, Private 11452, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards
Killed in action 27th September 1915 in France

 

EARLY LIFE

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.

 

WW1 SERVICE

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’.

Frederick left a widow, Florence Allman.

 

COMMEMORATION

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.

In Macclesfield, Private Fred Allman is commemorated on the Park Green, Town Hall and St Michael’s Church war memorials.

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.”

 

NOTES

Frederick Allman was the brother of George Allman, who died in France in February 1915; Frank Allman, who died in France in October 1915; and Walter Allman, who survived the war.


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