Allison, George Edmund (1912-1944)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.
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Details: George Edmund Allison (1912-1944), born 10 July 1912, son of Gordon Allison and Hilda Allison (née Alderson) of Westminster, London (formerly of Newcastle-on-Tyne and of Eldon, Alythe Road, Bournemouth).
Attended Sherborne Preparatory School.
Attended Sherborne School (Lyon House) September 1925-July 1929; member of the shooting viii team (1929).
Lloyds Bank, 1929-1931.
Balliol College, Oxford, 1931.
Contested Pembrokeshire as Unionist candidate, 1935.
WW2, Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force. Shot down, probably by anti-aircraft fire, over the Plantlunne Airfield, Germany, on 22 July 1944.
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, 16. E. 12. Inscription on his headstone: ‘BELOVED SON OF GORDON AND HILDA ALLISON’ www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2036489/ALLISON,%20GE...
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Lyon House war memorial.
Obituary, The Shirburnian, March 1945: 'George Edmund Allison was in the School Shooting VIII, and after he left pursued his set plan of making contacts as widely as possible. Balliol College, Banking, The Foreign Office and the Stock Exchange were all a part of his plan. He contested a Constituency unsuccessfully, but would certainly have tried again but for the War. An interesting and enterprising career was ended by the greatest adventure of all.'
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