Born Lourgan, County Armagh, Ireland, CoE. Enlisted 28 February 1916 age 43, miner. Nok wife, Sarah Allen of Brighton St, Cottesloe and then Forrest St, Cottesloe. Embarked at Fremantle 1 June1916 A69 Warilda. On the 20 November 1916 Allen was reported missing in France and declared killed in action. Cemetery or memorial details: Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension, France 5 kilometres south of Noeux les Mines. Service medals: BMW and VM.