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AllenWilliam Keown44609PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls176th Company, 29th Btn, IY
AllenWilliam LynnCaptainALLEN, WILLIAM LYNN, Captain, was born 8 May 1871, at West Lynn, Altringham, Cheshire, son of  Rulkeley Allen, JP, of West Lynn, Altrincham (son of John Alien, JP, of Oldfield Hall, Altrincham), and Mary Emma Lynn, daughter of Dr Edward Lynn.  He was educated at Rugby; was gazetted to the 3rd (Militia) Battalion The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in 1891, and to the Border Regiment 9 September 1893.  He was promoted Lieutenant 29 July 1896; Captain 23 July 1902, and Major in October 1913.  Throughout the whole of the South African War he served in the 1st Battalion, being Regimental Transport Officer in the earlier stages, and Adjutant in the latter part of the war; he continued to hold this position afterwards until 1904.  He was present at the operations in Natal, 1899; at the Relief of Ladysmith, including the action at Colenso, and actions of Spion Kop and Vaal Kranz; operations on the Tugela Heights; action at Pieter's Hill; operations in the Orange Free State; in the Transvaal, east and west of Pretoria; in the Orange River Colony, and in Cape Colony, north and south of Orange River.  For his services in this campaign he was twice mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901, and 29 July 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with five clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "William Lynn Allen, Captain, The Border Regiment.  In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa".  From September 1905, to September 1909, he was Adjutant of the Discharge Depot, and he received his Majority in October 1913, in the 2nd Battalion, in which he had commanded a company.  Early in October 1914, he went to the front with the 7th Division, which defended the town of Ypres from 19 October to 6 November.  On the evening of 28 October he was holding a point between the villages of Krusik and America, about 4| miles from Ypres.  For the previous seven days, Major Lynn Allen had been occupying with his men a salient point at the extreme left of his regiment, and his company were badly in need of reinforcements.  On that particular night about 100 of the enemy made their way over trenches occupied by a neighbouring battalion, and appeared in the vicinity of a farmhouse in the rear of the Borders.  After an interchange of firing, a considerable number were killed, and immediately afterwards the remainder signified their wish to surrender, asking for an English officer.  In response Major Lynn Alien left his trench with two men, and had hardly advanced a step or more before the enemy treacherously opened fire, and he fell back mortally wounded.  His CO in South Africa, Lieutenant Colonel Ovens, now Brigadier General, states: "No officer of the battalion was more gallant and devoted, and it is doubtful if any other gave such valuable services as he did as Transport Officer and Adjutant".  Major Bosanquet, the senior surviving officer of his battalion at Ypres, wrote of him as being "an exceptionally capable officer, and a very great loss to the regiment".  On 8 June, 1898, at St Peter's Church, Woking, Surrey, Major Alien married Adeline Miriam, second daughter of Isaac Garbutt Dickinson, and they had three children: Bulkeley Garbutt Lynn, born 20 July 1899: Esmond Harcourt Lynn, born 22 August 1903, and Sylvia Pomona Lynn, born 15 October 1907.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Border Regiment
AllenWilliam Walter31511TrooperSource: QSA Medal Rolls83rd Company, 21st Btn, IY
AllenWmSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsNew Zealand, 10th Contingent
AllenWm1st Battalion
Source: WO100/281
Grahamstown TG
AllenWmSource: WO100/279Cape Government Railways
AllenbergG A TrooperSource: Nominal rollFrench's Scouts
AllenbergH A3443PrivateQSA (4)
Source: Provisional list of Wepener recipients
Cape Mounted Rifles
AllenbergJTrooperMissing in action. Arundel, 19 February 1900
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
French's Scouts
AllenburgFrank Maimon2795PrivateSource: Nominal roll in WO127Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry
AllenburgJTrooperNatal 1906 (1)
Source: Recipients of the Natal 1906 Medal
Transvaal Mounted Rifles
AllenbyC W2852PrivatePrisoner. Labusch Nek, 31 December 1899
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Cape Mounted Rifles
AllenbyE Henry Hynman MajorBorn in 1861, he was commissioned into 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons in 1881. Between 1884-88, he served in expeditions to Bechuanaland and Zululand. Fought throughout the South African War with consistent success, latterly as a column commander, becoming a Colonel. He commanded the 5th Lancers from 1902 to 1905. In 1915, he commanded V Corps and later the Third Army. Sent to Egypt in 1917 to command and lead the British to victory over the Turks in Palestine and Syria. Allenby was promoted to Field Marshal in 1919 and created Viscount Allenby of Megiddo and of Felixstowe in that year. He remained in the Middle East as High Commissioner for Egypt and the Sudan until 1925 when he retired. He died in 1936.
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons
AllenbyEdmund Henry HynmanMajor & Bt Lt ColonelQSA (6).
Source: QSA medal rolls
6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons
AllenbyJ1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Princess of Wales's Own) Yorkshire Regiment
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