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14/11/2019 Known family: Thomas Allen, Mary Allen, John Allen (born 2nd October 1886), Thomas Allen (born 26th January 1888), James Allen (born 12th July 1889), Joseph Allen (born 7th June 1891) David Allen (born 10th December 1892).
14/11/2019 Joseph Allen was born in Castlecaulfield, County Tyrone, on 7th June 1891. He was the fourth of five sons, all born in the Dungannon area.
14/11/2019 Joseph Allen was the son of Thomas and Mary Allen. Thomas Allen and Mary Taggart were married on 27th May 1884 in the district of Dungannon.
14/11/2019 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 Saturday 13th April 1918. He was 26 years old.
14/11/2019 The 1911 census lists Joseph as age 20, a linen weaver, living with the family at house 16 in Taylor's Court, Lurgan. His mother was a widow.
30/12/2015 Joseph Allen enlisted in Lurgan, County Armagh.
30/12/2015 Rifleman Joseph Allen, Royal Irish Rifles, is also commemorated on Lurgan War Memorial.
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Rifleman Joseph Allen as the son of Mary Allen of 55 Factory Lane, Lurgan, County Armagh.
30/12/2015 Rifleman Joseph Allen has no known grave and is commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census lists Joseph as age 8 at house 4 in Greer's Terrace, Dungannon. His father was a general labourer.
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