1915 Trio. Shoesmith George Allsopp, 39th Division Ammunition Column. KIA March 1918. Born Birmingham, lived Attercliffe, Sheffield.

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An interesting 1915 trio on long original ribbons.

1915 star 43826 s sth g allsopp rfa .

Pair 43826 gnr g allsopp ra .

George was born c1880 at Birmingham , Warwickshire A gas worker by occupation.

It seems he served in the 137th battery royal artillery between 1901 and 1908 passing as a shoesmith service number 21878 he served 6 years and 193 days before discharge no longer fit for active service.

1911 he is back as a gas worker living with wife Jessie at 42 bellefield Lane,  North Sheffield.

His 1st son George Walter was born 30th August 1914 .

George must have reenlisted in the Royal field artillery as a shoesmith.

He entered France 2nd February 1915 .

In 1915 he was noted as sick with dental issues serving at the time with 8th battery in the lahore division .

He was serving with 39th Division ammunition column when killed in action on 9th March 1918 .

His next of kin address 15 Stoke Rd,  Attercliffe  , Sheffield  , Yorkshire.

By 1920 Jessie had moved to 65 Stoke Road.

He is buried at fins new British cemetery  , sorel le grande .

Situated on the road between cambrai and peronne.


An unusual casualty trio to a shoesmith worthy of further research.

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