2nd Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth:
27/10/1917 (Killed in Action)
William Allen was born in Moy, County Tyrone on 15th January 1889. He was the son of Richard Allen and Mrs. Annie Jane Allen. His father was a postman. William Allen had previously served with the Royal Irish Fusiliers for two years before emigrating to Australia when he was 23 years old. He worked as a labourer before enlisting with the Australian Infantry in May 1915. Private William Allen was killed in action in Ypres on 27th October 1917. Age: 28.
Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery is located 2 Km south west of Ieper town centre, on a road called Omloopstraat, a road leading from the Dikkebusseweg. From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg (N375), is reached via Elverdingestraat, straight over a roundabout onto Capronstraat (for 30 metres), then left along Fochlaan. Immediately after the train station, the irst right hand turning is the Dikkebusseweg. 1.5 Km along the Dikkebusseweg is the right hand turning onto the Frezenbergstraat. 200 metres further on the right hand side is Omloopstraat. The cemetery is located immediately on the right hand side of the Omloopstraat.