George Allday

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 6934
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st/7th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 18.09.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.B.5.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
  • Address: 1 Victoria Pl, Broughty Ferry
  • Occupation: H.G. Allday, Mantle Manufacturers, 79 Murraygate, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Emma Kate Allday, 55 Seafield Rd, Broughty Ferry

  • Father:

    Henry George Allday, 55 Seafield Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Thomas

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about George Allday

George is believed to be the brother of Sgt Thomas Allday 1045, 4th Battalion Black watch, who was killed in action 25.09.1915 at Loos. He is remembered on the Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry school war memorial.

George Allday   6934   7thBlack Watch

WELL-KNOWN DUNDEE MAN FALLS IN ACTION.

Sergeant George Allday, the eldest son of Mr H. G. Allday, mantle manufacturer, Murraygate, Dundee, has died from wounds received in action.  A brother of the deceased, Sergeant Thomas Allday, has been missing since the battle of Loos.

Sergeant George Allday died two days after being wounded.  He was an unmarried man of twenty-seven years, and previous to enlistment was associated with his father in business, acting as manager of the Dundee branch.  He was well known, and was highly respected by all with whom he came into contact.  He enlisted in the Black Watch some time after the brother, who belonged to the same regiment, was posted missing.  He had been at the front for about four months.

Deceased had had a long association with the Territorial movement.  He originally joined the Black Watch at Dundee, but subsequently was transferred to the London Scottish, with which he was connected for four years previous to his return to this city.  His death will be mourned by a large circle of friends.

Dundee Courier 23rd September 1916

 

Allday, George, jun., sometime Draper’s Assistant, Dundee, residing at Victoria Place, Broughty Ferry, Sergt., 1/7th Black Watch, died 18 September 1916, at No 2 Australian Base Clearing Station, France, testate.  Confirmation granted at Dundee, 25 April, to Henry George Allday, Mantle Manufacturer, 79 Murraygate, Dundee, Executor nominated in Will or Deed, dated 5 June 1916, and recorded with another Writ in Court Books of Commissariot of Forfar, 23 April 1917.  Value of estate, £251, 3s. 1d.

 

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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