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Frederick Frank Allen      

Servicenumber : 6087644
Rank : Lance Corporal
Regiment : The Parachute Regiment
Unit : 11th Battalion
Date of Death : 01-11-1944
Age : 23
Grave :
Frederick Frank Allen was a son of F. and Florence Allen of Clapham North, London. He served with the Royal Fusiliers before he made the transfer to the Parachute Regiment, where he served with the Mortar Platoon, S Company. He died of wounds. He was wounded by a mortar grenade while he was trying to find his best friend John Ramsden, who also served with the 11th Battalion and who was married to Allen's sister. 
Allen has no known grave. His name is on panel 8 of the Groesbeek Memorial, which commemorates by name more than 1000 soldiers who died during te campaign in north-west Europe between the time of crossing the Seine at the end of August 1944 and the end of the war in Europe, and whose graves are not known. 
Frederick Frank Allen (standing) and John Ramsden
Sources: Website CWGC, 'Arnhem Their Final Battle' and M. Silverstein (daughter of John Ramsden) 


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