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|Subject: WILLIAM HENRY HOSKIN ALLEN Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:45 pm|| |
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Churchyard at St. Treath in Cornwall
Photo By Tim Needham.With special thanks to the Cornwall Family History Society for providing the information about the existence of the memorial.
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|Subject: Sergeant W. Allen, Natal Native Contingent Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:23 pm|| |
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"The South Africa Medal awarded to Sergeant W. Allen, Natal Native Contingent, who was killed in action at Isandhlwana on 22 January 1879
South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (Sergt. W. Allen, Natal Native Contgt.), virtually as issued £5500-6500
William Henry Hoskin Allen was baptised at the parish church of St. Treath, Cornwall, in May 1855, the son of a Christopher, a quarryman from Pengelly, and his wife Catherine.
William was killed in action at Isandhlwana on 22 January 1879, aged 24 years, while serving as a Sergeant in the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Regiment of the Natal Native Contingent, Government credit lists recording a payment of £17.2s.6d to his next of kin. An inscription dedicated to his memory is engraved on a family gravestone at St. Treath."