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24898   Private David Allen
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 02/10/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 21
David Allen was the son of William and Sarah Allen. David was born in Minterburn, County Tyrone about 1896. William Allen was a caretaker and gamekeeper and then a farmer. Private David Allen was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he died of wounds on 2nd October 1917 in France. He was about 21 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery
  Rocquigny, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave I-D-23
CWGC Casualty 243220
Rocquigny and Equancourt are two villages in the Department of the Somme, some 13 kilometres north of Peronne and 12 kilometres south-east of Bapaume. Rocquigny and Equancourt are approximately 8 kilometres apart and the Rocquigny-Equancourt British Cemetery lies about halfway between the two villages on the north side of the road just west of the crossing road from Etricourt to Ytres.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Allen family Lists David as age 5 living with the family at house 6 in Ballagh, Caledon, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Allen family Lists David as age 15 living with the family at house 8 in Ballagh, Caledon, Tyrone
3 Ireland Memorial Record Lists David Allen, born Minterburn
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of David Allen
5 Presbyterian ROH Minterburn David Allen, Ballagh, killed in action
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of David Irwin's gravestone can be purchased here
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