known 29th October 1915
Another Macclesfield soldier to lay down his life for King and Country is Corporal Frank Allman, 2nd Cheshire Regiment, son of Mr James Allman, 7 Bank Place, Bank Street, Macclesfield. The intimation came from the War Office, and stated that he had been killed in action in France. Mrs Parry, 13 Derby Street, Macclesfield, with whom Corpl. Allman formerly resided, has received a letter from Sergeant Virgo, 4th Batt. Grenadier Guards, enclosing some photographs with her address, found on the battlefield. He says they were taken from the pocket of “some poor hero who lay in front of our trenches, for identification previous to our burying him”. There is no doubt that the body was that of Corporal Allman, as the enclosures referred to included portraits of Mrs Parry and other local people.
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