Charles Ernest Allnatt

Name

Charles Ernest Allnatt

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

30/09/1918
33

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Rifleman
R/26789
King's Royal Rifle Corps
2nd Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN
S. II. E. 6.
France

UK Memorials

Not on the Bengeo War memorials

Pre War

Born on 18th May 1885, in Hackney, to parents John James and Emma Jane, they were living at 51 Fanshaw Street, Shoreditch when he was baptised on 12 June 1885, his father was employed as a plumber. In 1891 he was living in Islington with his widowed mother, who was a laundress, with sisters Florence and Emma and brothers Walter and James. In 1901 he was living at 121 Shepperton Road, Islington, with an Aunt and Uncle along with his siblings. By 1911 Ernest had married Ada and was living at 137 Richmond Road, Hackney, with their daughter, Winifred Marion, he was employed as a commercial traveller. At the time of his death his wife was living at 98 Duncombe Road, Bengeo.

Wartime Service

Ernest enlisted at Holloway, posted to 2nd Battalion, part of Kitchener’s New Army, this unit fought on the Western Front in both France and Belgium, at Loos in 1915, at the Somme in 1916 and in 1917 at 3rd Ypres. Ernest was wounded during the battle for St Quentin Canal in late September 1918. He died in British No.3 Stationary Hospital at Rouen.

Acknowledgments

Terry & Glenis Collins