9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
07/01/1916 (Killed in Action)
William James Allen was the eldest son of James and Susanna Allen. He was born in 1887 in Portadown. He married Sarah Liggett. And they had three children. He came back from the U.S.A. to enlist in Portadown. Private William James Allen was serving with B Company, with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.