I am trying to trace John Allen born abt 1848 in England, son of James Allen (occupation porter).All I know is he married Sophia Foster in Bedford in 1884, she was widowed (married name Blades and had two daughters Amelia and Sophie). John was a private in the 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment stationed at Kempston, Bedford.
They had 3 sons Charles (my grandfather) b. 1886 Jersey Ernestb. 1888 London Frederickb1895 Bedford
Ernest and Frederick served on the Titanic, only Ernest survived.
I have records of the family in Bedford, Jersey, London and Southampton where John died, but cannot find him on any census records. Does anyone recognise him.