Messer, A E
ALLAN ERNEST MESSER
Remembered with honour Calais Southern Cemetery: Plot A, Row Officers, Grave 4.
He applied for a commission 5 August 1914, and joined the 5th Battalion 31 August 1915. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 4 December 1914, and died at Lahore British General Hospital, Calais, of a gun shot wound to the head received in action. His next of kin was his father of London S.W.
Son of Allan Ernest and Louise Ord (nee HOLLADAY) MESSER.
His parents married 20 July 1893 at St Mary’s, Kensington, London. Allan died 4 June 1954 in Westminster, London, aged 88; Louise died 21 July 1951 in Reigate, Surrey, aged 91.
Allan was born 1 May 1894 in George Town, County of Demerara, British Guyana. He was educated at Rugby School where he was a Corporal in the Rugby O.T.C.; and at St John’s College, Oxford, where he was a Private in the Oxford University O.T.C. He sailed with his mother to New York 20 October 1905 aboard the Atlantic Transport Line Minnehaha.
There is a Death announcement for Allan in the London Times dated February 1916, and an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in Kensington, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1911 Census, a scholar aged 16 he was a pupil at Rugby School.
Unit5th Battalion, attached 1st Battalion
Date of death17/02/1916
Age at death21
Place of death
NotesAllan is possibly the A E MESSER commemorated at St Matthew's
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