Sergeant C. Allington

Sergeant C. Allington, of North Road, Bromley (Kent), joined Regular Army in 1914 and went out with the first contingent of the Bromley Volunteers at the time of the South African War in 2nd Volunteer Battalion of Royal West Kent Regiment.

He had previously served first with Royal West Kent Regiment, then with the Army Service Corps in France (attached to the Royal Engineers), and had previously been with the Suffolk Regiment in India.

He died on 23rd July, 1920 after a long illness caused by being gassed on active service in France suffered in May 1917.

Invalided home with rheumatic fever in January, 1915. He returned to service and given post of Chief Inspector at port of Richborough. But had to give up after 14 months.

He died aged 51 years , and left behind a wife and three children.

portrait of Sergeant C Allington

Bromley & District Times, 6th August 1920 (page 7)

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