Alfred Samuel Allibone

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Somerset Light Infantry

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 11159

Parents: William and Mary Elizabeth Allibone

Marital status: Single

Home address: 66 Two Mile Hill, Kingswood, Bristol

Date of birth: 05/11/1897

Place of birth: Kingswood, Bristol

Date of death: 04/10/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: No known burial site but commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Age: 19

Further information:

Alfred was born in Kingswood, the son of a bootmaker and the second youngest of five children with three sisters and a brother.

Alfred would have enlisted on his 18th birthday at the end of 1915 and joined his battalion (the 1st) to fight in various actions on the Western Front including the Battles of the Somme, Arras and Ypres. He was wounded and awarded a wound stripe in September 1916. Alfred was killed in action during The Battle of Broodseinde one of the engagements of the Third Battle of Ypres (31 July - 6 November 1917). The Third Battle of Ypres was also known as The Battle of Passchendaele and resulted in 300,000 allied casualties. Alfred was initially reported as missing and his body was never found so he was later presumed killed in action. The Tyne Cot Memorial where he is remembered, is one of four memorials to the missing in an area of Flanders known as the Ypres Salient, which stretched from Langemarck in the north to the northern edge in Ploegsteert Wood in the south.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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