Sub-Lt Charles Ernest Allen RNR

1884 Nov 20 Born Birkenhead. son of Harry Charles Allen and Elizabeth Sophia Grey

1891 census at 49, Grange Road West, Birkenhead

1901 census 1t 36 Grange Rd West , Birkenhead

1911 census he is not there. Probably at sea.

He married May. Children of the marriage are : Sheila Allen, b. Abt. 1907, Stanley Allen, b. Abt. 1908

1903 Jun 27. Second Mate Cert

1905 Jul 1. First Mate Cert

1908 Feb 22. Masters Cert

He was apprenticed to a sailing ship and then passed his exams to become ships captain.

1916 Jan 14. On SS Holbein to River Plate as 2nd Mate. His address is given as 20 Parkbridge Rd, Prenton, Birkenhead. He is married

1916 Jun 12. Discharged from Holbein on return to UK

1916 Jul 24 Appointed Sub Lt in RNR

1918 Jul 27. Promoted Lt.

1918 Aug 28 To HMS Daffodil

1919 Mar 11. Found guilty at Court Martial of being Drunk on Shore and dismissed his ship.

1920 Jan 27 Demobilised.

1921 Apr 20. Accepted in England. Joined ADRIC with service no 1903 Posted to O Coy

He was fined £1 on two occasions by Coy Commander. The second of these dated 11 Jul 1921.

1922 Jan 17 Discharged at demobilization of ADRIC

He lived abroad for a time but returned to England during the early part of WW2.

1944 Ancestry family info says that he died at sea from a heart attack while serving on a merchant ship in the Atlantic convoys . I cannot find that death on CWGC A more likely death is Chester Jan/Mar 1939 age 54.

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