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24898   Private David Allen
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 06/06/1894
Died: 02/10/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 23
David Allen was the son of William and Sarah Allen. David was born in Minterburn on 6th June 1894. He was one of ten children. William Allen was a caretaker and gamekeeper and then a farmer. Private David Allen was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he died of wounds on 2nd October 1917 in France.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery
  Rocquigny, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-D-23
CWGC Casualty 243220
Rocquigny and Equancourt are two villages in the Department of the Somme, some 13 kilometres north of Peronne and 12 kilometres south-east of Bapaume. Rocquigny and Equancourt are approximately 8 kilometres apart and the Rocquigny-Equancourt British Cemetery lies about halfway between the two villages on the north side of the road just west of the crossing road from Etricourt to Ytres.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Allen family Lists David as age 5 living with the family at house 6 in Ballagh, Caledon, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Allen family Lists David as age 15 living with the family at house 8 in Ballagh, Caledon, Tyrone
3 Photo of David Allen's gravestone
4 Ireland Memorial Record Lists David Allen, born Minterburn
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of David Allen
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 Presbyterian ROH Minterburn David Allen, Ballagh, killed in action
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of David Allen's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023