Allport, Thomas Coote

The son of Harry Ashton Allport and Sarah Allport of Barnsley, he received his early education with the Reverend G S Rogers at Bournemouth. He became a Commoner Prefect and a member of Sixth Book and in 1900 went up to New College, Oxford, taking his degree in 1903.

He then entered the service of the Midland Railway and eventually became assistant superintendent of the Welsh District. He joined the 5th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment in 1908, and immediately war broke out volunteered for foreign service. He went to France in April 1915 and was killed at Boesinghe on 1st August that year, while attempting, so it is reported, to give assistance to a wounded German who was lying close to the British lines and calling out for help.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Allport
  • Forenames or initials: Thomas Coote
  • House: C
  • Years in School: 1896-1900
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: York & Lancaster Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 23rd May 1882
  • Date of Death: 1st August 1915
  • How Died: Killed while assisting a wounded German
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer A5
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: TALANA FARM CEMETERY: Grave II.D.15