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Cpl. Henry James Olaf Allen DCM.

British Army London Regiment 1/6th Btn.

from:10 Paradise Place, High St, Marylebone

(d.7th Jun 1917)

I am currently researching my Great Uncle Henry Allen's history. We have an article from the Supplement to The London Gazette dated 10th March 1916 stating that on the 11th March from the War Office with reference to the announcement of the award of Distinguished Conduct Medals in the Honours Supplement to the London Gazette, dated 14th January, 1916, the following are the acts of gallantry for which the decorations have been awarded:- 1437 Lance-Corporal H.J.O. Allen, 6th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Rifles), T.F. For conspicuous gallantry on many occasions, when he carried out reconnaissances at night outside the front trenches under heavy fire.

I am trying to find out more information regarding his service from his joining until his death on 7th June 1917, If anyone can help in anyway I would greatly appreciate it.

Tony Allen

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