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12   Rifleman Joseph Allen
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 23/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 07/06/1891
Died: 13/04/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Joseph Allen was the son of Thomas and Mary Allen. Joseph was born in Castlecaulfield on 7th June 1891. By 1911 Joseph was a linen weaver living in Lurgan. Joseph Allen enlisted in Lurgan, County Armagh. Rifleman Joseph Allen was serving with the 12th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in France and Flanders on 13th April 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 138-140 and 162 to 162A-163A
CWGC Casualty 845957
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Allen family Lists Joseph as age 8 at house 4 in Greers Terrace, Dungannon
2 1911 Census lists Allen family Lists Joseph as age 20, a linen weaver, at house 16 in Taylor's Court, Lurgan
3 Lurgan's Dead from The Great War Brief information on Joseph Allen
4 National Archives UK Naval Medal Card can be purchased here
5 Nick Metcalfe website Photo of Taylor's Court, Lurgan
6 Ulster War Memorials Lists Rifleman Joseph Allen, Royal Irish Rifles on Lurgan War Memorial
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023