Allan Abel Stockbridge

3207, Private, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment.

Missing In Action on the18th May 1915 aged 19.

Allan was the son of Thomas & Mary Stockbridge of Victoria House, Walkern. He was posted to France on the 23rd January 1915 and was killed on the same day as his younger brother, Cedric, whilst serving with the same Battalion.

They were in support of an attack by the Irish Guards on German positions East of L’Pinette. near Festubert. The No.1 Company supported an attack by the Irish Guards but had only gone 200 yards when they were held up by heavy machine gun and rifle fire, suffering a number of casualties, including the Stockbridge brothers.

Allan has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Le Touret Memorial, France. (Panel 47.)

Medal Entitlement:  1915 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal

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