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George Henry Allen

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George Henry Allen (1891-1912)

1912 Obituary [1]

GEORGE HENRY ALLEN was born in London On 7th July 1891.

He was educated at Christ Church School and Sir Walter St. John's School, Battersea, from 1899 to 1905, and entered the drawing office of Messrs. Royce, Ltd., Trafford Park, Manchester, for one year.

This was followed by his spending a year in the drawing office of Messrs. Tylor and Sons, York Road, London, and during the evenings he attended classes in Applied Mechanics and Mathematics at the Battersea Polytechnic.

In 1908 he worked in the shops and drawing office of the Thames Ironworks and Engineering Co., Greenwich, and in June of the following year he went to the Acton Vale works of Messrs. D. Napier and Sons, where he was employed as jig and tool draughtsman.

His death occurred at the age of twenty-one in endeavouring to save the life of another. In August 1912 he was staying at Rottingdean, near Brighton, with a party of young men who were members of the Caius College Mission Church, Battersea. While bathing on Sunday, 4th August, one of the party was seized with cramp and carried out to sea and drowned; three others, including Mr. Allen, went to his assistance, and in their attempt to reach him they were also drowned.

He became a Graduate of this Institution in 1910.

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