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Hazlett Samuel ALLISON

Hazlett Samuel ALLISON Original Photo
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7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

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Samuel was at born Fort St George in Madras, India. His father, Lieutenant Colonel Allison, was a doctor in the Indian Army. On the family's return to Ireland, his parents moved to The Shola in Portrush.

Samuel entered CCB in April 1904 and was in the 1st XI (Cricket) form 1909 to 1911, and was an original member of the Officer Training Corps. After CCB, he went up to Cambridge, graduating in 1914.

On the outbreak of war, he was commissioned into the Royal Irish Rifles and promoted to Lieutenant by the end of 1914. He was promoted to Major in December 1916, becoming then one of youngest majors in British Army.

Samuel was killed during the opening stages of the Battle of Third Ypres whilst serving with the 7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. His body was not recovered to be buried and he is commemorated at Ypres Memorial to the missing at the Menin Gate, Memorial Panel 40, in Ypres.

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