George Henry Allsopp
10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Killed in action on Sunday 1st September 1918 aged 21.
George was killed near Gauche Wood during an attack on the German Trenches at Lechelle during the Second Battle of Bapaume.
This attack was met by an extremely stubborn German defence, with machine gun fire and bombing attacks driving the British back out of the wood.
The battle of Bapaume, 21st August-3rd September, was the second phase of the battle of Amiens, this British offensive is often taken to be the turning point of the First World War on the Western Front.
George has no known grave is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial France.
This Memorial bears the names of over 9,000 men who fell in the period from 8th August 1918 to the date of the Armistice in the Advance to Victory in Picardy and Artois, between the Somme and Loos, and who have no known grave.
6, Joseph St., Belper.
George was the son of George Henry Allsopp a Plumber and Clara Allsopp.
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