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2345   Private William Allen
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 16/11/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth: 15/01/1889
Died: 27/10/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 28
William Allen was the second son of Richard and Annie Jane Allen. He was born in Moy, County Tyrone on 15th January 1889. He was the second of nine children. He emigrated to Australia when he was 23 years old, around 1912. Prior to enlisting William worked as a labourer. He enlisted with the Australian Infantry on 5th May 1915. He was wounded in action on 24th July 1916. He received a gunshot wound to the leg. After he recovered he re-joined his unit in September 1917. He was killed in action in Ypres on 27th October 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Grave II-H-5
CWGC Casualty 92609
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.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Moy War Memorial - WWI Moy
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1 1901 Census lists Allen family Does not list William as living with the family at house 4 in Moy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Allen family Lists William Allen, a labourer, as age 22 living at house 18 in Atkinson's Avenue, Portadown
3 Australian Embarkation Roll Embarkation Roll - William Allen
4 Australian Military Records 39 documents regarding William Allen's Military Record
5 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll - William Allen
6 Australian Roll of Honour Roll of Honour - William Allen
7 Northern Ireland and the A.I.F. Photo of Private William Allen
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Allen's headstone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023