CFHS code : PL426

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of CHARLES WILLIAM ALLEN Staff Sergt ASC 6th Essex Regt d November 18th 1924 aged 46

Monument : Headstone (small)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The headstone in September 2020

Monument

This small headstone with kerbs and corner posts all intact is located in the centre of the parish roughly 14 rows east of the central path and 11 monument north of the south path.
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Inscription

Sacred to the Memory of CHARLES WILLIAM ALLEN
Staff Sergt ASC 6th Essex Regt. Died November 18th 1924.
Aged 46 years

The monument taken in the year 2000.

“To live in the heart of those we love is not to die”

Charles William Allen (21 July 1878 – 18 November 1924)

Charles was born in Clerkenwell and baptised at St. George’s East church on 11 August 1878.  He was the son of  Robert  and  Charlotte (née Hopkins) and  grew up at Old Gravel Lane, Chandler Street. Robert Allen worked as a lighterman (a worker who operated a flat bottom barge).  Aged 22 (1901) Charles was living with his parents and siblings at 13 Sherrard Road and working as a wheelwright.

Charles William Allen c.1910

He married Florence Mabel Cox (1881-) at St. Mary the Virgin in Plaistow on 21 November 1903. The couple had at least six children:  Charles Robert (1904-1992), Florence Jane Alice (1905-1980), Elizabeth Rose (1908-), Stanley J (1910-) and two further children who died as infants.  In 1911 the family were living at 10 Merlins Place, Wilmington Square in Clarkenwell – Charles was working as a hawker, and Florence as a charwoman.  Charles served as a Staff Seargent with the Royal Army Service Corp  (6th Essex Regiment) during the 1st world war.

Charles, flanked by his children Charles and Florence

Sometime after 1911 the family moved to live at 37b Russell Street and Charles died there aged 46 years old.

Source:

Ancestry

by Claire Martinsen. Many thanks to Peter W, great-grandson of Charles Allen for providing  some information and permission to use the family photos.

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Charles William Allen