Charles Alder Allen, was born in 1892, the youngest of eleven children, and eighth son, of Anne née Alder and Richard Allen, cornfactor’s carman, of 45, High Street, Thame. Charles was baptised at St Mary’s church, Thame on 29th May 1892.
He served in the Royal Field Artillery as Gunner 11878 “William Charles Alder”. He was in “B” Battery, which joined 156th Brigade in July 1916. 156th Brigade took part in the Battle for Vimy Ridge in April 1917 where Charles was wounded. He would have been evacuated to a hospital near Wimereux, where he died of his wounds on 12th April 1917.
Charles is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France and is remembered in Thame on the War Memorial and on
All Saints and St Mary’s Honours Boards.
The Thame Remembers Cross was delivered to Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France on 19th June 2015 by Roy Motteram