Frederick A Allen

#27832, b. March 1866
  • Father: Robert Allen b. 29 Jun 1820, d. 16 Jan 1900
  • Mother: Elizabeth Larn b. 22 Sep 1824, d. Mar 1906

Individual's Timeline

Birth RegMarch 1866Frederick A Allen1

Primary events

  • Birth Reg: Frederick's birth was registered in the quarter ended in March 1866 in the Great Yarmouth registration district.1

Census details

Anecdote - Musings and Reasonings

Research note (complicated): In 1911 he may have been the single detective constable in the Metropolitan Police living as a boarder with Henry LOCKYER. There was another single policaman also boarding in the same house.
* In 1901 he was living in 458 Bethnal Green Rd Bethnal Green with a lot of other single policemen.

Military Career

Records show that Frederick A Allen served in the armed forces. In 18th March 1886, Frederick attested into the 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars. He claimed to be 18 years and 4 months old, with the occupation of Labourer. He was born in Great Yarmouth, and his father was Robert. He had previously served in the 1st Norfolk Artillery Volunteers. He signed on for 12 years, and served out this time to the day. He was promoted through the ranks to Corporal by 1893, a rank he still held when discharged in 1898. He did not serve overseas, but did spend time in Ireland. His father was Robert ALLEN.2

Research Notes

  • Research note 02: In 1907 there was a Frederick ALLEN who lived in Stanstead Sq Great Yarmouth, who was eligible to vote in London - qualifying by having a freehold property 'The Ship Tavern' in Talbot Court, City of London. In 1901 same man was eligble to vote for the same reason, but his home address was Wellesley Road, Great Yarmouth. I have been able to confirm he is NOT our man, as this chap was in Wellesley Road in 1901 census, a retired wine merchant from Bradford..


  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Allen      Frederick A            Yarmouth      4b     13.
  2. Find my past web sites, online or, British Army Service Records 1760-1915 Transcription
    First name(s):      Frederick
    Last name:      ALLEN
    Calculated year of birth:      1868
    Parish of birth:      St Nicholas
    Town of birth:      Great Yarmouth
    County of birth:      Norfolk
    Age at attestation:      18 years 4 months
    Attestation date:      18 March 1886
    Attestation corps:      4th (Queen's Own) Hussars
    Attestation soldier number:      2300
    Discharge rank:      
    Discharge corps:      
    Discharge soldier number:      
    The National Archives reference:      WO97 / 2189 / 91.