9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
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.