Henry St. Clair Allsopp was born in Georgetown, Guyana on 13 May 1873. In the early nineteenth century, he had begun working in the maritime sphere and ventured to Britain. By 1909, he had married Elizabeth Morse in Sunderland and shortly after the couple moved to Hull. In early 1911, the census shows that Allsopp was residing at 36 Wheeler Street, Sculcoates with his wife Elizabeth and her sister Martha.  On 9 June the same year, the couple welcomed a son, Henry St. Clair junior in to their family. He was baptised two weeks later at Newington, Church of the Transfiguration. Another two sons followed, Herbert on 9 December 1914 and Ernest Allsopp on 25 January 1924. 
Throughout the First World War, Allsopp served as part of the Merchant Marine and continued working as a Steward on board ships after the conflict was over. The 1939 register shows that Allsopp was living at 9 South View, Parsley Street, Hull with his wife, son Henry who was working as a hotel cook, Herbert who was employed as a fish filleter and Ernest who was a lorry drivers mate. Joseph L. Marse, a ships cook, also lived with the family.
Sadly on 2 June 1940, Allsopp was killed while working as a steward on board the S.S. Winga which sank off the coast of Hartlepool after colliding with the Jernland, a Norwegian steamer, The Winga sank almost immediately killing 14 out of the 22 crewmen including the Master.  An article published in the Hull Daily Mail on 3 June 1940 advised that three men from the region were missing. Curiously however, Allsopp was not listed as one of the sailors from Hull instead he was said to have been from Cardiff. 
It is believed that the Allsopp family remained in Hull after the Second World War had ended. In 1945 Henry St Clair junior married Irene Flowers. He died in the region in 2000.
- Find My Past, 1911 Census information, https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbc%2f1911%2frg14%2f28620%2f0377%2f1, accessed 14/05/18.
- The couple did have another child, however their records are sealed because they are still alive or have only recently deceased.
- Wreck Site, https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?11074, accessed on 14/05/18.
- Hull Daily Mail, 3 June 1940, p. 1.