The only Ernest Allen living within Crich Parish at the time was born in Crich on 25 December 1886 to James and Elizabeth Allen who lived in the Bullbridge area at the time of WW1. He married May Smith in 1909 and they had a son, Francis Humphrey. He worked as a wood machinist. Ernest died in 1967 registered at Shardlow [GROS 3A 423].
In the Medal Index Cards there are two men named Ernest ALLEN who were serving with the Worcestershires
Private Ernest W Allen (14670) who was awarded the Victory, British War and 15-Star medals. He entered France 19 Jan 1915.
Corporal Ernest Allen (8982) who was awarded the Victory, British War and 15-Star medals. He entered France 18 Dec 1914
Ernest was recorded on the Fritchley Roll of Honour in the Congregational Chapel.
Ernest Allen's brother Walter Allen is also on the Roll of Honour (although he was not recorded on the original Roll of Honour.
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|Ernest||Allen||son||14||Tailors machinist apprentice||Crich|
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|Ernest||Allen||Head (married)||24||Wood turner||Crich|
|Francis Humphrey||Allen||son||7 mo||Crich|
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1939 Register: Homleigh Alfreton Road, Shardlow
Ernest Allen b.25 December 1886; wood machinist
May Allen b.3 August 1889
Francis H Allen b.7 September 1910; deputy accountant to local gov. office