Private William James Allen


The background of this North Irish Horseman is not known at present.

William James Allen enlisted in the North Irish Horse on 3 or 4 September 1914 (No.1112). On 4 May 1915 he embarked for France, where he was posted to A or C Squadron.

Around August 1916 he was transferred to the Royal Irish Rifles (No.13/43199), serving in the 13th Battalion, and later the 12th Battalion.

On 25 February 1919 Allen was demobilised and transferred to Class Z, Army Reserve.