We remember Henry William Allingham

We remember Henry William Allingham

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Timeline

Timeline

1896
birth Clapton, London United Kingdom Source:6335812 6th June 1896
1901
location Vernlam Avenue, Walthamstow, London United Kingdom parents address Source:7727965 1901
1911
location 21 Heyford Avenue, Lambeth, London United Kingdom parents address Source:7728022 1911
1915
employment Motor body maker Scammel's Source:7728212 1915
1915
service Royal Navy Air Mechanic 2nd Class F8317 Royal Naval Air Service Source:6335812 21st September 1915
1915
enlistment London United Kingdom Source:7727954 21st September 1915
1915
appointments Air Mechanic Second Class Source:6639939 21st September 1915
1916
service Royal Navy Air Mechanic 2nd Class F8317 RNAS Yarmouth (HMS President) Source:6335812 13th April 1916
1916
service Royal Navy Air Mechanic 2nd Class F8317 HMT Kingfisher Source:8974357 28th May 1916 - 31st May 1916
1917
appointments Air Mechanic First Class Source:6639939 September 1917
1917
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:7727954 18th September 1917 - 14th February 1919
1917
service Royal Navy Acting Air Mechanic 1st Class F8317 12 Squadron RNAS Source:6335812 18th September 1917 - 2nd November 1917
1917
service Royal Navy Acting Air Mechanic 1st Class F8317 RNAS Dunkirk Source:6335812 3rd November 1917 - 31st March 1918
1918
appointments Royal Air Force (RAF) - 208317 Source:6639939 1st April 1918
1918
appointments Rigger Aero, Aircraft Mechanic Second Class Source:6639939 1st April 1918
1918
service Air Force (RAF/RFC) Air Mechanic 2nd Class 208317 RAF Dunkirk Source:7727954 1st April 1918 - 31st December 1918
1918
marriage Dorothy Edith Cator Source:7728213 1918 - 1970
1919
service Air Force (RAF/RFC) Aircraftman 2nd Class 208317 RAF Dunkirk Source:7727954 1st January 1919 - 14th March 1919
1919
discharge Source:7728083 April 1919
1920
children Betty J Allingham Source:7728185 1920
1923
children Jean B Allingham Source:7728189 1923
2003
awards Admitted to the French Legion of Honour Other War Service Award Source:7728083 2003
2003
awards Freedom of the French town of Saint Omer Other War Service Award Source:7728083 2003
2004
location Care home United Kingdom other group residence address Source:7728083 2004
2009
death Not War Related He died of natural causes in his sleep at his care home, St Dunstan's Centre. Ovingdean near Brighton United Kingdom Source:6623023 18th July 2009
2009
dates Age 113 Source:6623023 18th July 2009

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Henry William
Initials HW
Last Name Allingham
Source 6335812
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
21 Heyford Avenue, Lambeth, London United Kingdom parents address known 1911
Care home United Kingdom other group residence address 2004
Vernlam Avenue, Walthamstow, London United Kingdom parents address known 1901
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
Air Force (RAF/RFC) 208317 RAF Dunkirk Air Mechanic 2nd Class
Royal Navy F8317 12 Squadron RNAS Acting Air Mechanic 1st Class
Royal Navy F8317 RNAS Dunkirk Acting Air Mechanic 1st Class
Air Force (RAF/RFC) 208317 RAF Dunkirk Aircraftman 2nd Class
Royal Navy F8317 Royal Naval Air Service Air Mechanic 2nd Class
Royal Navy F8317 HMT Kingfisher Air Mechanic 2nd Class
Royal Navy F8317 RNAS Yarmouth (HMS President) Air Mechanic 2nd Class
Awards
AwardTypeSource
Admitted to the French Legion of Honour Other War Service Award
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Freedom of the French town of Saint Omer Other War Service Award
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Children
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Betty J Allingham daughter 1920
Jean B Allingham daughter 1923
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Henry Thomas Allingham father
Amy Jane Allingham mother
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Dorothy Edith Cator wife 1918
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
Fair Blue Light brown
DateHeightSource
1915 5'6"

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Official Records

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Royal Navy Seamen 1899-1919
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription Selena49658
British Royal Air Force, Airmen's service records 1912-1939 Transcription Selena49658
Royal Air Force Muster Roll 1918 Transcription Selena49658
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Selena49658
England & Wales marriages 1837-2008 Transcription Selena49658
England & Wales deaths 1837-2007 Transcription Selena49658
England & Wales marriages 1837-2008 Transcription Selena49658
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Selena49658
England & Wales marriages 1837-2008 Transcription Selena49658
England & Wales deaths 1837-2007 Transcription Selena49658
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription Selena49658
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription Selena49658
England & Wales deaths 1837-2007 Transcription Selena49658

External Evidence

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BBC The People Remember, Episode 5 Imperial1
Guardian obituary Selena49658
Kitchener's Last Volunteer Selena49658
"RAF's oldest hero" Keith1947

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