Paperwork Belonging to W/Cpl Ernest Allen Hallamshire Battalion


These items belonged to 4748287 W/Cpl Ernest Allen. He enlisted into the York and Lancaster Regiment Militia at Pontefract on 15 July 1939.


He was transferred into the Hallamshire Battalion Y&L and served in Iceland, Normandy and North West Europe as a Driver/Mechanic in HQ Company.  He was released from military service on 14 March 1946. 


Shown is Cpl Allen's 


Army pay book

Enlistment card

Soldiers Release Book (on leaving the army)

First Aid instruction card

Education Certificate awarded during the Hallamshire's time in Iceland

Commendation Certificate signed by Field Marshall Montgomery

49th Infantry Division Christmas card 1944 'The Polar Bear Butchers'!


Cpl Allen's badges are shown on the Cloth Badges page of this website.