Rank: gives his rank as Corporal; the Army Register of Soldiers' Effects says Acting Corporal.
Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment), 2nd Battalion. (Previously known as The Green Howards)
Place Enlisted:
Service Number:
Home Address:
Denton in 1901; Dalton, West Layton in 1911
Family Details:

See notes below. 

Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Denton Grange
21st Mar 1918
Place of Death
Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Place of Burial:
Pozieres Memorial, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, 4th and 5th Army Area (21 March - 7th August 1918)

Teesdale Mercury 17.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 5

Col Percy Allsop killed in action, March 21st 1918


There is some doubt about the spelling of Percy's name (Alsop, Allsop or Allsopp). A private individual provided information under the spelling Alsop. Ancestry includes records with matching details under the spellings Allsop and Allsopp. Going by the Ancestry records, it would appear that Percy was born Allsop (Civil Registration Birth Index and the 1901 and 1911 Census records) but his name was changed to, or misspelt, Allsopp in his Army records (Army Register of Soldier's Effects and Grave Registration records).  


The birth of a Percy Allsop was registered in the District of Darlington in the second quarter of 1897. The 1901 Census shows a Percy Allsop, aged 4 and born in Denton Grange, living in Denton with his father William, from Reeth, and mother Elizabeth, from Cockfield. By the 1911 Census the family were in Dalton, West Layton.  Percy's siblings included Sarah J, Elizabeth, Walter, Arthur, Betress and Susan. A one-year-old granddaughter, Nora, was living with the family in 1911. 


Percy left £10-15s-4p to his father William. 


Some of the information above was originally included in the database entry for Percy Alsop who has a different date of death so the two entries have been separated out. See separate entry for Percy Alsop


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