William John Allum

Name

William John Allum

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

07/04/1917
24

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
32095
Bedfordshire Regiment
6th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
XXII. E. 7A.
France

UK Memorials

Essendon War Memorial
St Mary the Virgin Church Memorial, Essendon
Not on the Hatfield memorials

Pre War

Born on the 12th November 1893, at Ponsbourne Lodge, Newgate Street, Hertfordshire. Son of Joshua F Allum, a Waggoner and Rose Allum. Baptised on the 17th December 1893, in the Parish of St Mary, Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The 1901 Census shows William aged 8 years and living with his parents, sister and brother at Cucumber Hall Farm, Essendon, Hertfordshire. The 1911 Census shows William aged 18 years and living with his parents still at Cucumber Hall Farm. His occupation a Farm Labourer.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in Bedford, Bedfordshire. William died of his wounds on the 7th April 1917. He is buried at the CWGC Military Cemetery at Etaples, Pas de Calais, France.

Additional Information

The CWGC records William as the Son of Joshua and Rose Allum of Birchwood Cottages, Tyler’s Causeway, Tolmers, Hertford. During WW1 the area around Etaples saw a large concentration of Reinforcement Camps, Hospitals and Convalescent Areas.

Acknowledgments

Sue and Colin Rees, Stuart Osborne