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Lieutenant Albert Edward ALLSOPP (aka Albert Henry Allsop) The Worcestershire Regiment.


Dangan

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Hi

I am trying to find out about Albert Henry Allsop a Quartermaster in the Worcestershire Regiment military number 8784, who was promoted and changed his name to Lieutenant Albert EDWARD ALLSOPP . National Archives have him down as the same person (Lieutenant Albert Edward ALLSOPP (aka Albert Henry Allsop) The Worcestershire Regiment. ,

I am trying to find the war diaries so I can discover why he was promoted and mentioned in despatches (13/7/1916)etc?

 

Can anyone point me in the right direction please?

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His Medal Roll on Ancestry states 4th Battalion Worcestershire Rgt so here is the link for diaries on National Archives

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_ser=WO+95&id=C14303&_q=4+Battalion+Worcestershire+Regiment

 

regards

Jon

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and if you have access to Ancestry it starts HERE

scroll forward as needed

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Thank you but his Medal roll card states he entered theatre of war  early 1915 and the 1911 census states he was already part of the regiment.

The links are from  1916

 

 

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from

https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/worcestershire-regiment/

4th Battalion
August 1914 : in Meiktila in Burma.
Returned to England, landing at Avonmouth 1 February 1915.
February 1915 : came under orders of 88th Brigade in 29th Division.
Moved to Leamington Spa.
Sailed from Avonmouth 21 March 1915 for Gallipoli, going via Egypt. Landed at Cape Helles on 25 April 1915.
January 1916 : evacuated from Gallipoli to Egypt.
20 March 1916 : landed at Marseilles for service in France.

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Many thanks.

 

The Gazetted entry does that mean he was promoted from Company Sergeant Major to 2nd Lieutenant on 31 Jan 1916?

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His MID was gazetted on 13th July 1916.

Edit....sorry hadn't noticed it above!!

Edit 2....his MID was for service in The Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.

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8784 Company Sergeant Major (since promoted) A E Allsop was MiD 13 Jul 1916 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29664/supplement/6949  Page 6941 has the preamble which states it was for distinguished and gallant service with the MEF.  This indicates that it was a reflection of sustained service during the Gallipoli campaign and not for any one specific act. 

 

 War diary for Gallipoli here on Ancestry:

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/60380/42871_625537_11921-00001?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=Return

 

Medal roll has commission 3 Jan 1916.  Promoted Lt wef 31 Jul 1917 :https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30513/supplement/1787

 

Max

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