Allen (Scouts) An Officer (aka 'Sacre Bleu') in A Company, 2nd Essex Regiment on the Somme, 1916. 'Allen (Scouts) / Bertrancourt, Somme / May 1916 / Sacre Bleu! '. Scout Officer A G Allen is recorded as one of the Officers who fought on 1st July 1916 on which day the Regiment lost (dead or wounded) 22 of 24 Officers and 414 of 606 Soldiers. Pencil on sketchbook page. Inscribed and dated.