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Family of Harry Epworth ALLEN and Lucy HODDER

Husband: Harry Epworth ALLEN (1894-1958)
Wife: Lucy HODDER ( - )
Marriage 16 May 1925

Husband: Harry Epworth ALLEN

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Harry Epworth ALLEN, Harry Epworth Allen's painter's stool

Name: Harry Epworth ALLEN
Sex: Male
Father: Henry ALLEN (1857-1932)
Mother: Elizabeth Epworth BLACKTIN (1857-aft1932)
Birth 27 Nov 1894 Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England1
Kirkstall Rd, Eccleshall
Birth 27 Nov 1894 Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England1
Kirkstall Rd, Eccleshall
Registered in Jan 3rd, 1895, his date of birth of 27 Nov 1894 is shown in his birth certificate published in the catalogue of his works, by John Basford etc. al. (John Basford, Derwent-Wye Fine Art Ltd, Exhibit Gallery, Rowsley, DE4 2EB.)
Baptism 3 Jan 1895 (age 0)
Occupation Artist, a Painter
39 works exhibited at Royal Academy over 23 years
Death 25 Mar 1958 (age 63) Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
67 Banner Cross Road
Dies at home
Death 25 Mar 1958 (age 63) Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England
67 Banner Cross Road
Dies at home

Wife: Lucy HODDER

Name: Lucy HODDER
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -

Note on Marriage

Honeymoon at Corfe, Dorset

Note on Husband: Harry Epworth ALLEN

not in 1901 census

 

1894-1899 36 William Street, Broomhall

1902-1904 20 Kirkstall Road, Sharrow

1904-1914 28 Stainton Road, Endcliffe

1914-1925 67 Banner Cross Road, Ecclesall

1925-1932 32 Bents Green Road

1932-1958 67 Banner Cross Road, Ecclesall

All addresses in Sheffield

 

1894- 27th November Born to Henry and Elizabeth Allen.

1902- Sheffield Weekly Independent, Art studentship competition, third prize pen and ink drawing.

1907-11- Attended King Edward VII Scool, Sheffield. Took his Lower School Certificates in 1910 gaining passes in Latin, French, German, Additional Mathematics; English History, and Experimental Science. He gained First Classes (distinctions) in Arithmetic, Scripture and English- a set of results that resulted in him gaining a Lower School Certificate Prize.

1911- Matriculation from King Edward VII School.

1911- Begins work as a clerk at Arthur Balfour steel works.

1912- Enrols as a student of art at Sheffield Technical School of Art.

1915- October- Enlists into the Royal Garrison Artillery Regular Army.

1916- June- Posted to the British Expeditionary Force in France. Worked as an assistant to the observation officer detailing enemy troop and equipment locations etc.- sketching in the field.

1917- Awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry. Badly wounded; one leg amputated above the knee, the other leg seriously injured by shrapnel. The King Edward VII School Magazine for 1917 has this: 'Private H.E.Allen (R.G.A.) has been awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry under heavy shell fire on January 25th, 1917. He was an assistant to the observation officer, and had many exciting times in this post. Under heavy shelling of the enemy he found his officer completely buried in the dug-out, and, though under heavy fire, tried to extricate him. A shell falling within a yard of him buried and bruised him, but he managed to get free and obtain further assistance and save the officer's life. Unfortunately, Allen himself was badly wounded in both legs, and lies in hospital in France.' (DEC has erroneously, 'burned and bruised him'.)

1918- January- Discharged from the army on medical grounds.

c.1918-20-Re-employed by Balfour.

1920's- Involved in art societies in Sheffield. (Sheffield Society of Artists, Hallamshire Sketch Club- from 1932 known as the Hallamshire Art Society, Heeley Art Club)

1920's -Pupil of Frank Saltfleet.

1926- Becomes Balfour's confidential secretary. (Arthur Balfour, first Baron Riverdale)

1931- Made redundant, becomes professional painter.

1932- Father dies, Harry and Lucy go to live with Harry's mother.

1933- Three works accepted at the Royal Academy. (39 works exhibited over 23 years)

1935- Invited to become an Associate of the Royal Society of British Artists.

1937- Resigns membership of Sheffield Society of Artists.

Sources

1"From Monica Nicholson". Text From Source: Date of Import: 11 Jan 2003