1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
02/10/1917 (Died of Wounds)
David Allen was the son of William and Sarah Allen. David was born in Minterburn on 6th June 1894. He was one of ten children. 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.
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.