In Flanders Fields – Arthur Allett

Geddington Roll of Honour       1914-18

ALLETT, Arthur

Rank: Private
Service No: 13048
Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment – 6th Battalion
Died: 15/08/1915, aged 32 (death associated with Gallipoli)
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery – grave: J. 103.
Memorial Inscription: Thy will be done
War Office Notification: Son of William Allett; husband of Kitty Bell (formerly Allett), of 49, Silverton Rd, Coventry. Born at Geddington, Kettering.

Personal Information

Parents: William & Elizabeth Allett nee Crane
Born:  1879, Uppingham,  (Great Easton, Leicestershire)

It was September 1915 before news of Arthur’s death reached the community he grew up in. Unlike many others Arthur was a married man and had moved to Newark on his marriage, hence his posting with the Lincolnshire Regiment. His parents however, were still living in West Street, Geddington. Arthur was one of the first to enlist in August 1914 and at 36 one of the oldest to be accepted. He left with his regiment for the Dardanelles on 1st July 1915 and he died in Alexandria Hospital on 15th August from enteric fever. A memorial service was held in November 1915 for him and others from the village who had lost their lives.

1881 Census: Travelling van at Burton’s Farm, Great Easton
William Allett (father); aged 32; miller; b. Brook, Rutland
Elizabeth Allett (mother); aged 29; b. Cottingham
Arthur Allett; aged 2; b. Great Easton

1891 Census: Gold Gate, Great Easton
William Allett (father); aged 42; miller
Elizabeth Allett (mother); aged 39
Arthur Allett; aged 12
Annie Louise Allett (sister); aged 8; b. Great Easton
Mary Lizzie Allett (sister); aged 4; b. Great Easton

1901 Census: West Street, Geddington
William Allett (father); aged 52; corn miller
Elizabeth Allett (mother); aged 49
Arthur Allett; aged 22; railway engine cleaner
Lizzie M Allett (sister); aged 14

1911 Census: West Street, Geddington
William Allett (father); aged 62; farm labourer – married 34 years
Elizabeth Allett (mother); aged 59; 7 children – 3 living
Arthur Allett; aged 32; ironstone labourer
Lizzie Allett (sister); aged 24

Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery


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