Peter Dobson Allen was born on 4 January 1931, the son of Fred Allen (1902-1957) and Ethel Allen née Dobson (1903-1990). His birth was registered in the 1st quarter of 1931 in the Dewsbury registration district, West Yorkshire.
In the 1939 England and Wales Register the family were shown as living at 24 Thornhill Road, Dewsbury and his father's occupation was recorded as a packer - blanket & rugs.
He married Janet Thurman (b.1934) in the 3rd quarter of 1956 in the Dewsbury registration district. The birth of their son, Timothy D. Allen, was registered in the 1st quarter of 1958 in the Dewsbury registration district.
A former chairman of Swansea's then Morriston Hospital NHS Trust and an ex-director of the former British Steel company in Port Talbot, Wales, he left his home in Porthcawl, Wales, to visit relatives in the north of England. He was critically injured on 19 September 1991 whilst travelling in the second carriage, Coach G, in the Southall rail crash. He was airlifted to the Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8RF, with serious chest and leg injuries and underwent a nine-and-a-half-hour operation. He died, aged 66 years, on 25 September 1997.
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