Major Hazlett Samuel Allison

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles
Panel reference: Panel 40.
Date published: 31/08/1917
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 07/08/1917
Cemetery: Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Information: Major Hazlett Samuel Allison, reported killed in action on August 7th, 1917, was, at the time of his promotion, one of the youngest Majors in the Army. He was born in Fort St. George, Madras, on January 6th, 1894, and was 23 years and 8 months of age. He was the eldest son of Lieut. Colonel and Mrs. Allison now of the Shola, Portrush, and was educated at Campbell College, Belfast, where he played in the School XV, and gained his colours. He was also an original member of the O.T.C. He entered Inns College, Cambridge in 1911, where he was a member of the O.T.C., and graduated in 1914, also had passed his first examination in medicine. He was fond of games, being a scratch golfer. On the outbreak of war he was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the Royal Irish Rifles, 16th Division, promoted Lieutenant at end of same year, Captain, April, 1916, and Major on December 1st in the same year. He had served in France since December, 1915, and was mentioned in Sir D. Haig's despatch.