Friends of Hastings Cemetery

George Allen & parents, George Thomas  & Naomi

KJ H02

George Allen, killed in France 1918 aged 38, on the grave of his parents, Naomi died 7th July1918 and George died 23 May 1928 on stone edging.

The “Book of Remembrance” lists re other Allens  - Dorothy Matilda died 4/3/1962 age 66, cremated at Golders Green; Alfred Rowland born 5/1/1890 died 10.2.1972; Naomi Caroline Jay [nee Allen] died , age 65, cremated at Manor Park.

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 13 July 1918

DEATHS. ALLEN—On July 7th at St. Helens, Naomi, the dearly-loved wile George Thomas Allen. Aged 64 years.

With Christ. which is far better

In 1891 the Allens were living at Oak Dean Cottage,[sic] Seddlescombe and George Thomas was a General Gardener. They had seven children and George was the third.  At that time the Alfred mentioned on the Book of Remembrance was the youngest.

George married Alice Elizabeth Smith and they had four children.  In 1911 they were living at 1 Oakdene Cottage Seddlescombe and he was a Chauffeur at Great Sanders.

He enlised as a motor lorry driver (H Q Reserve Mechanical Transport Company, Army Service Corps) in April 1915.

HSLO of 23rd Novermber 1918 reports “Corporal George Allen, M.T., A.S.C. Died of wounds received through an explosion of a concealed trap.  Husband of Mrs. Allen. 97, Emmanuel-road. Hastings.