Joseph Jessop Allen
|Alternative Address:||Carn, Carrickboy, Co. Longford|
Living with his uncle in Portadown.
|Regiment/Unit:||222nd Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force|
|Date of Death:|
|Cause:||Survived the war|
Joseph was born on 15 August 1892 in Co. Longford. Prior to emigrating, he was working as a carpenter and living with his uncle in Portadown. Joseph joined the Canadian army in 1916 aged 24 years. He joined the 222nd Overseas Battalion at Pierson Manitoba. He was rejected at first because he did not meet the height requirement, however, he got around this by enlisting as a cook. Alllen served in France where he suffered an injury, and was reassigned duties as a carpenter by 1918. During his time in France, he made some trench art that is still in existence .
|Parents Names:||Son of Joseph and Mary Allen, Carn, Carrickboy, Co. Longford|
|Notes:||A passenger manifest for the 'Athenia' in 1930 gives a previous address of 211 Queen's Avenue, New Westminster. He is listed as returning to the Canadian National Railways, Port Mann, British Columbia. His passport number was 97870 Ottawa.|