Hugh Stanley Allison was born at was born at Bootle on the 24th June 1895 and baptised at St. Peterís C.of E. Church, Liverpool on the 8th August. The family's address was Crete Street, Bootle and his father William was an electrician.
 
His parents, William Allison and and Jane (nee Caffrey), were married in 1885 at St.Maryís C.of E. Church, Kirkdale. William senior was born at Liverpool whilst his wife was born in Scotland.
 
Their four children - James, William, Hugh Stanley and Agnes Laura were all born at Bootle in 1886, 1888, 1895 and 1898
 
1891 Census: - 3 Southey Street, Bootle - William and Jane with children James, and William
 
1901 Census: - 55 Thornton Road, Bootle - Mother Jane with children James, William and Agnes L.
 
William Allison senior was an electrician and marine fireman. He was away from home at the time of the 1901 census and his youngest son Hugh was an in-patient at Linacre Lane Infectious Diseases Hospital
 
The family then moved to the Wirral where their only daughter Agnes Laura Allison died in 1904 aged six years.
Hugh Stanley Allison enlisted at Bootle. His service records have not survived. His medal card suggests that he was posted overseas after January 1916.
 
He was killed in action on the 9th April 1918.
 
A report on his death appeared in the Evening Express on the 22nd May 1918.
 
   Official news has been received that Pte. H.S. Allison, K.L.R., aged 22, was killed in action in France on April 9th. He joined up in June, 1915, being formerly employed by the Cunard Marine Service, and had many friends in Fazackerley. He was the youngest son of Mr. William Allison. his officer writes:- "He did duty nobly."

Evening Express 22nd May 1918

 
His brother William Allison died of wounds three months later on the 5th July 1918.
 
Their parents lived at 'St Hilda', Burden Road, Moreton, Cheshire after the war.
 
The photographs of Hugh Stanley which appear on this page were kindly provided by his great nephew Ken, whose grandfather was the eldest son, James, who served but fortunately survived the war. In the group photograph, Hugh is the soldier standing on the right wearing the beret.