Regiment : 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 30995
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 18th April 1917
Buried : Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, France, Grave V. I. 5.
Birthplace : Born and enlisted Worcester
Memorial : Worcester St Stephen's Church
Credits : Casualty and Berrow's Worcester Journal Supplement researched by Sandra Taylor.
A photograph of Private T. Allington of Worcester can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 12th May 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.
The following information has been researched by Geoff Hill:
Thomas Allington married Minnie Stubbs in 1908 and in 1911 Thomas aged 27, leatherworks labourer was resident at 5 Alma Street, Barbourne with his wife and 2 sons. At the time of his death Thomas and Minnie had three children: Bertram Vivian Stubbs, Thomas Reginald Allington and Josephine Doris Allington.
The 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment was a Regular Army battalion in 1914 and was engaged in the fighting from the beginning of the war. The battalion had been serving in Egypt in August 1914, and returned to England in October, before embarking for France. The battalion landed at Le Havre as part of the 24th Brigade in the 8th Division in November 1914 for service on the Western Front.
In April 1917 the battalion was not involved in any major engagement with the enemy and there were no major engagements in the vicinity of Peronne during April 1917. The circumstances of Thomas Allington’s death are therefore uncertain.