|Place of birth||Lurgan, Co Armagh, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||43|
|Next of kin||Sarah Allen, Brighton Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Served in the 2nd Bn, Scots Greys, British Army, for 5 years.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Sergeant|
|Unit name||No 6 Tunnelling Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||16/12/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Tunnelling Company|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row C, Grave 20), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated in Shankill Cemetery, Lurgan, Co Armagh, Ireland. Inscription reads: '... killed at Loos, 28th Nov. 1916 by a German mine explosion while listening in a mine gallery.' Parents: Joseph (d. 20 June 1890, aged 53; bu. Shankill Cemetery) and Catherine (b. 20 December 1844, d. 10 December 1894; bu. Shankill Cemetery) ALLEN.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked from Fremantle, 1 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 July 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 28 August 1916; marched in to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, 30 August 1916. Marched out to Reinforcements, 3rd Tunnelling Company, 25 September 1916; taken on strength, 3rd Tunnelling Company, 30 September 1916.
Posted as missing in action, believed dead, 29 November 1916. Subsequently confirmed as killed in action, 27 November 1916.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal