Report in the Whitchurch Herald 11th March 1916 regarding the death of Sidney Alsop Allen
"Malpas readers will regret to hear of the death in action of Sydney Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Allen of Cross-a-Hill, Malpas, which occurred on February 19th. The information was conveyed first in a letter from Lieut. Holmes, of the 9th Cheshires. The gallant lad was engaged in the removal of a wounded comrade under shell fire, when he was killed instantaneously. The Corporal of his platoon wrote expressing the deep regret of his comrades and sympathy with his mother. He was one of the first Malpas boys to volunteer at the outbreak of war. Some time ago we published extracts from a cheery letter which he had sent home, and it with deep regret that we now announce that the great sacrifice has been required of him"
Whitchurch Herald 11th March 1916