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Pte Christopher Allen, 50528, 4th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, was killed in action in France on or soon after April 28th, 1917. He was aged 32.
With no news from her husband other than a field card from a friend to say he was missing, widow Lois, of 11 Dorset Street, Luton, appealed for any information about his fate. His commanding officer wrote to her: "He and several others, with the platoon officer, were cut off during an attack on April 28th, and nothing has been seen of him since. He may have been made a prisoner of war, or temporarily separated from the regiment. In that case it may be some length of time before you get any news of him. I know this must be a terrible strain and anxiety to you, but you must not lose hope as there is every possibility of his being still alive."
Born in Shillington in 1884, Christopher Allen came to Luton and was employed at Hart's dyeworks in Windmill Road. He had married Lois Braybrook, also from Shillington, in 1909 and the couple had two, possibly three children, the first being Ivy, born in 1910.