In Flanders Fields…..Levi Allsopp

ALLSOPP, Levi Charles

Geddington Roll of Honour 1914-18


Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 200914 – Formerly 3648, Northamptonshire Regiment
Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry – 1st/5th Battalion
Died: 23/04/1917 – Killed in action, aged 26
Cemetery: Wancourt British Cemetery – Grave: IV. D. 32.
War Office Notifcation to: Son of Mr. L. J. Allsopp, of “Sunnyside,” Kettering Road, Geddington,  Northants.

Personal Information

With both parents and all their children born in Geddington the Allsopp family were well known in the community. Levi Snr married Emma Maria (nee Dobson) of Geddington and earned his living as a lime burner. By the time war on the Western Front was active Levi Jnr was one of four brothers serving his country. It was on 4th May 1917 that news came that Levi had been seriously injured, though later in June it was reported that Levi, now a Lance Corporal with the Durham Light Infantry, was killed in action on 23rd April 1917. He had joined the Northamptonshire Regiment in December 1914 and was promoted to Sergeant two years later.

1891 Census: Malting Lane, Geddington
Levi John Allsopp (father); aged 31; lime burner; b. Geddington
Emma M Allsopp (mother); aged 30; b. Geddington
Eva M Allsopp (sister); aged 8; b. Geddington
David J Allsopp (brother); aged 5; b. Geddington
Alfred W Allsopp (brother); aged 2; b. Geddington
Levi C Allsopp; Aged 4 months; b. Geddington

Wancourt British Cemetery
Wancourt British Cemetary

1901 Census: Malting Lane, Geddington
Levi Allsopp (father); aged 41; lime quarryman
Emma Allsopp (mother); aged 40
David Allsopp (brother); aged 15; carpenters apprentice
Alfred Allsopp (brother); aged 12
Levi Allsopp; Aged 10
Wilfred Allsopp (brother); aged 8; b. Geddington
George Allsopp (brother); aged 4; b. Geddington

1911 Census: Woodford Lodge, Thrapston
Levi Charles Allsopp; aged 20; domestic chauffeur