18003 L Cpl William Allen, 11th Bn East Lancashire Regt.
(The man who potentially shares a grave with Charles Stonehouse, it is highly likely that William actually died on the 1 July 1916 but the CWGC and SDGW list his date of death as being the 2 July 1916).
Born in Accrington, Lancashire in 1884, William was employed as a spinner at Woodnook Mill, Accrington prior to enlistment and was also a member of the congregation of Oak Street Congregationalist Church and, at some time, a member of Accrington swimming club.
Serving with 'W' Coy of the 11th East Lancs (the 'Accrington Pals'), William was killed during the assault on Serre and is buried in Serre Road Nr.3 military cemetery (grave B.23) along with an 'unknown Lieutenant'.
2 July 1916
Research by David O'Mara