ALLEN Mary Ann

  • First Name(s):
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  • Rank:

    Staff Nurse

  • Conflict:
  • Nursing Service:
    Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
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  • Date of Death:
    5th January 1920
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  • Place of Burial:
    Tyldesley Cemetery, Lancashire
Staff Nurse Helena BENNET served and died in WW1.

Further Information About ALLEN Mary Ann

Daughter of Mrs Elizabeth Allen, E24 Castle Street, Tyldesley, Manchester.

In 1901 Mary Allen aged 15 was resident at 37 Brierley Street, Pendleton, Salford with her parents Walter aged 45, Elizabeth aged 42, sisters Alice aged 20, Ellen aged 10, Bessie aged 8 and brothers John aged 17 and Joseph aged 12. Unable to locate Mary on the 1911 census but her widowed mother Elizabeth is recorded as a House Keeper for William Cunliffe at 24 Castle Street, Tyldesley.

Medal Index Card:
Sister Mary Anne Allen, Q.A.I.M.N.S, Theatre of War first served in: India, Date of entry therein: 15-4-18., awarded Victory Medal and British War Medal

She is remembered on Tyldesley War Memorial.

The following information has been researched by and is courtesy of Alfred Beard:
Mary Ann ALLEN. Staff Nurse, Res A/378 QAIMNSR
Born the 8th August 1884 to Mrs Elizabeth Allen, of 24, Castle Street, Tyldesley, Greater Manchester. She was trained at the Royal Infirmary Huddersfield from the 31st May 1905 to the 31st May 1908.

Notes from her service record.
Mary enlisted on the 5th July 1916. She was posted to Sandon Hall Auxiliary Red Cross Hospital, Stafford before being posted to Basra, embarking from Southampton on the 15th April 1918 and disembarking at Basra on the 29th June 1918. She was posted the same day to 33 British General Hospital, Makina as a surgical nurse. On the 24th March 1919 her service records show she was on duty at 3 British General Hospital, Basra. Mary embarked from Bombay on the 14th April 1919 for demobilisation at Folkstone.

Mary Allen died on the 5th January 1920 aged 35 at her home, 24 Castle Street, of malaria which she contracted whilst serving overseas.

At rest in Tyldesley Cemetery, Greater Manchester Lancashire.

Her service medals issued 10 January 1921.

Wills and Admin, Ancestry. Her effects went to her widowed mother.

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