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20531   Private William James Allen
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 07/01/1916 (Killed in Action)
William James Allen was the son of James and Susanna Allen, of 40, Bridge St., Portadown. William James birth is estimated to be about 1888..He was married to Sarah Allen. They had three children. Ernest Allen (abt 1911), William James Allen (abt 1912) and John Allen (abt 1915). William James came back from the U.S.A. to enlist. He joined the 9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers and was killed in Action 1st July 1916 at the Somme, aged about 28.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 15A
CWGC Casualty 773318
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Moy War Memorial - WWI Moy
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Allen family Lists William Allen as age 13 living at house 13 in Florence Court, Portadown
2 1911 Census lists Allen family Does not list William as living with the family at house 11 in Joseph Street
3 Ellis Island Manifest Sarah Allen arrives back in USA with their 3 children.
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