Army Number : 14164
Battalion : 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.
Born at Derby. Son of John and Elizabeth Allen, of 258, Stockbrook Street. Derby. He was a moulder at Messrs G. Fletcher & Co. prior to enlisting at Derby. He went to France 27th August 1915 and was killed in action, 9th April 1917 during the German attack on Hill 60, Belgium.
Buried/Commemorated : Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Panel 39 and 41
Private Ernest Allen is also commemorated on the following local memorials:
St. Luke's Church War Memorial Derby.
His brother Lance Corporal Thomas Allen, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment also fell in the Great War.
Photograph of Private Allen kindly supplied by Jason Toon.