Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Raymond Eric Allen was born at Shipton in 1893 where he was baptised at the Parish Church on 2nd July. He was the son of Richard Allen, blacksmith, and his wife Elizabeth. The family lived at Brockton, Much Wenlock. In 1911 Raymond (who appears to have been known as Eric) was employed as a farm waggoner at Shipton Grange (though in his 1914 army attestation paper his occupation is recorded as 'clerk').
Raymond joined up on the 9th November, 1914. He went to France a year later, and served in the 20th Battalion, King's (Liverpool) Regiment. He was killed in action on the Somme on 30th July, 1916 - possibly during the attack on Guillemont on that day. After the war his remains were moved to the Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, France.
Private Raymond Allen, 22306 King's (Liverpool Regiment) was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1915 Star.
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