Bank: Parr’s Bank
Place of work: London Kensington branch
Died: 22 May 1918
Percy John Allam was born in London in 1894, the son of William Allam, a carpenter, and his wife Charlotte. In about 1911 he went to work for Parr's Bank.
During the First World War Allam left his job at the bank's London Kensington branch to join the army, initially as a Private in the Rifle Brigade. He was later commissioned into the King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment).
Second Lieutenant Percy John Allam was reported wounded and missing on 22 April 1918, and died of wounds on 22 May 1918 while a prisoner of war at Hamburg, Germany. He was 24 years old.
Messages of remembrance
Allyson August 06 2014 8:31AM
David Allam November 07 2014 6:19PM
A much loved tease and bookish scholar. He died after an heroic defense of his Trench Mortar Battery, all but his Sergeant perished his last act was to blow up the ammunition to stop it falling into German hands. His Mother never recovered from the death of her very gentle and caring son. His Great Nephew...David Allam