Allman, Charles Redmond Roche

Allman, Charles Redmond Roche


SS Trinidad (London), Mercantile Marine

Died as a result of enemy action on Friday 22 March 1918 (aged 25)

No known grave


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Tower Hill Memorial, London


Charles Redmond Roche Allman was born on 3 December 1892 in High Street, Holywood and he was a son of Charles and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Allman (nee O’Flaherty) who were married on 2 July 1890 in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church Belfast.  Charles Allman (aged 31) from Belfast was a son of Charles Allman, a farmer.  Elizabeth O’Flaherty (aged 26) from Belfast was a daughter of Daniel O’Flaherty, a gentleman.

The Allman family lived in High Street, Holywood.

Charles Allman Senior worked for HM Customs as a ‘Custom House Officer’ and he and Lizzie had at least four children who were born in Ireland:

Marion (born 2 September 1891 at 1 Landscape Terrace, Belfast)

Charles Redmond Roche (born 3 December 1892 in High Street, Holywood)

James O’Flaherty (born 14 September 1895 at 8 Chichester Avenue, Belfast)

Elizabeth Mary (born 13 August 1898 in Southwell Street, Bangor)

Charles Redmond Roche Allman was working as a Donkeyman aboard the SS Trinidad when he drowned after an attack by enemy submarine U-101.  Built in 1884 as a passenger/cargo steamer and lengthened in 1893, the SS Trinidad was on route from Le Havre to Liverpool when she was torpedoed and sunk in St George’s Channel on 22 March 1918.

At the time of Charles Redmond Roche Allman’s death, his parents were living at 2 Eshe Road, North Blundellsands, Liverpool.

Donkeyman Charles Redmond Roche Allman has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial in London.