Thursday 7 December 2006

Lieutenant Lionel Arthur Singleton Allen

Born on 9 December 1898 in London, England - son of Herbert and Elizabeth Allen, England - attestation form gives trades as farming, single, not a member of the military, previously had one year of cadet training, height of 5 feet 6.25 inches, chest of 35 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair, Methodist.

Joined the 91st Canadian Infantry Battalion on 25 November 1915 (number 189495) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion in France on 20 August 1916 - sent to England to attend the Officer's Training Course on 12 January 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion as a lieutenant on 23 August 1918 - died on 30 September 1918 of wounds received that day - buried in Duisans British Cemetery, France.

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