George Frederick Allison
From Ryhope, served with 18th Battalion DLI (Durham Pals), awarded Croix de Guerre.
Born in 1883 in Ryhope, George Allison enlisted in the 18th (Durham Pals) Battalion DLI at Sunderland on 18 September 1914 and served in ‘C’ Company. As a Lance Sergeant, he was awarded the French Croix de Guerre in May 1917 for his bravery. He was demobilized in February 1919.
Where to look for more information about this person:
His medal is in the DLI Collection. https://www.dur.ac.uk/library/asc/dlimedals/
The Edinburgh Gazette, 3 May 1917: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/Edinburgh/issue/13085/page/842
Civil Parish: Ryhope
Birth date: 1883
Armed force/civilian: Army
Served as 18/426 Private, Corporal, Lance Sergeant 18th Battalion DLI.
Medal(s): French Croix de Guerre
Contributed by Durham County Record Office
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