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Alfred Wilson Allen

Rank: Private
Street: 9933 105th Street,
Town/Village: Edmonton, Alberta
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Country: Canada
Alternative Address: Agharikard (written in Canada as Richardstown), Co. Longford
Census 1901: Resident at Augharickard
Census 1911: Resident at Augharickard
Regiment/Unit: Canadian Expeditionary Force, Alberta Regiment, 10th Battalion; 202 (Sportsmans) Battalion
Regiment Number: 231004
Date of Death: 15-08-1917
Cause: Killed in action, France.
Memorial: Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, Pas de Calais, France

Alfred was born on in Richardstown/Augharickard on 20 September, 1892. He moved to Canada in c.1913 and lived with his uncle Arthur Allen in Edmonton. Prior to the war he worked as a clerk.

Alfred joined the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force on 10 February 1916 in Edmonton. He joined the 202 (Sportsmans) Battalion and was the fourth man to join that battalion. He was promoted to Acting Corporal in 1916, but returned to the rank of Private at his own request in 1917.

Alfred was killed in action in France, (Rouen area), aged 24 years.

Parents Names: Son of George and Jane Allen, Augharickard, Corboy, Longford.
Notes: Many thanks to Adam Burns-Mace of for the additional information on Alfred and his battalion.

Link to CWGC entry; link to Civil Record of birth; link to Canadian EF record; history of the 202nd Battalion; link to notice of death in The Edmonton Bulletin, Nov 1917

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